Local residents' committees control urban governance in China, meaning lockdown measures do not feel imposed from outside.
Instead of Tudors and Churchill, history students need to learn how civilisation has arrived at the point of no return.
Long before Netflix's Cheer documentary and JoJo Siwa, big huge hair bows were a thing. And it wasn't always girls who wore them.
Iran's detention of Fariba Adelkhah, Roland Marchal and Kylie Moore-Gilbert is part of a growing trend of attacks against academic freedom.
While identifying a new disease by its place of origin seems intuitive, history shows that doing so can have serious consequences for the people that live there.
The official naming of COVID-19 has the tone of a committee decision. Historically, names for diseases have not been quite so well thought out and were more likely to offend.
Films of the battle for Iwo Jima, being digitized 75 years after they were made, offer connections and lessons for Americans of today.
In the 1950s, 'coming out' meant quietly acknowledging one's sexual orientation. Today, the term is used by a broad array of social movements.
African American Vernacular English is part and parcel of Black identity. Its distinctive linguistic features are — wrongly — denigrated.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster portrayal of Alexander Hamilton, one of the most colourful founding fathers, opens this month in Toronto.
The Chinese Communist Party has long used healthcare as part of its propaganda operation.
The results of the 1920 census kicked off a bitter, decadelong political squabble. Could the same happen again in 2020?
The strong crisis management in Wuhan will probe the capacity of the Chinese government to prepare adequately for pandemic and may test Xi's rule.
Falsehoods about Andrew Johnson have become a staple of Republican arguments opposing the impeachment of Trump.
The Never Again Education Act is meant to make Holocaust education more prominent in America's schools. A scholar of Holocaust studies explains why that's necessary.
Prince was a musical genius, but he didn't come of age in a vacuum. A human geographer explains how Minneapolis' unique musical culture nurtured and inspired the budding star.
In 1911, lesbians led the nation’s largest feminist organization. They promoted a diverse and inclusive women’s rights movement.
The Monty Python star was also a highly respected author on Chaucer and the writer of a series of children's history books.
A scholar disproves the long-held assumption that black names are a recent phenomenon.
To confront colonialism, universities must open their archives and let communities see their pasts, eugenics and all.