Did Pope Joan exist? Probably not. But the legend had important resonances for the Catholic Church.
Pupils who aren't exposed to different perspectives won't be equipped to participate in and contribute to a democratic society.
The pandemic has made many of us acutely aware of the daily risks we need to take. The ancient Greeks often did not leave risky choices up to individuals alone.
It's a malleable mythos that has been adapted by kings and queens as well as artists and filmmakers.
The myth has become a symbol of the traumatizing legacy of trans-Atlantic slavery. It also serves as a form of resistance and healing.
Many societies in Africa still draw heavily on their traditional beliefs and cultural heritage. Therefore it's important to take these into consideration when psychology is taught and practised.
In the early 19th century, the British – who had invented impeachment centuries before – decided it no longer served its purpose. Instead, they found a more effective way to handle a bad leader.
The idea that Britain was giving up 'glorious individualism' to fit in with European neighbours
After spending years examining the violent Red Summer of 1919, historian Karen Sieber discovered a previously hidden incident on the campus where she now works.
Writers did it themselves back in the 19th-century so modern period dramas should be cut some slack for trying to prioritise modern aesthetic tastes over historical accuracy.
The Digs' archaeologists are closer to reality than the intrepid Indiana Jones, and that's refreshing.
The gleeful manipulation of GameStop’s share price is not the first time amateur investors have created a legitimacy crisis on Wall Street.
What might the past offer us at this moment, and how will future generations reflect on this year? How will this present become the future’s past?
From birdsong to window-tapping professionals to bleeping symphonies, morning alarms have come a long way.
Scholars who study dangerous speech have identified common themes that can lead to violence.
Australian cheese was once 'vintage' or 'tasty'. Now we have a plethora of options. How did we get here?
50 years ago Art News published Linda Nochlin's essay, Why have there been no great women artists? It would change how we see art and its institutions, and still reverberates today.
For hundreds of years, magicians believed cheese could help them foretell the future or identify a criminal.
Who is writing history affects how it is written.
20th-century fad diets didn't look all that different from those popular today.