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Arachne and Minerva

Arachne and Minerva History Today A commentary on the plight of the artist, wrapped in a dramatic tale of rivalry between god and mortal.

14 Aug 2020 1:06 pm
Around the Other Pond

Author: Summary: How the Black Sea shaped the ancient Mediterranean world. Around the Other Pond

14 Aug 2020 12:31 pm
Death of a Philosopher Queen

Death of a Philosopher Queen Mathew Lyons Ahilyabai Holkar,queen of the Malwa kingdom,died on13 August 1795.

13 Aug 2020 12:32 pm
August Quiz

August Quiz History Today What wasRoman Fever? When was the Black Panther party founded?

12 Aug 2020 4:39 pm
What is History?

What is History? History Today Four historians consider the most fundamental question of all, one famously posed by E.H. Carr almost 60 years ago.

12 Aug 2020 12:46 pm
Which way are you going?

Author: Summary: Views of the afterlife in early Christianity. Which way are you going?

10 Aug 2020 1:10 pm
Of Hair and Ale

Of Hair and Ale Paul Lay The opening of hairdressers and pubs has a strange historical resonance.

10 Aug 2020 10:50 am
Revolutionary Domesticity

Revolutionary Domesticity Marta Olmos Women, non-importation agreements and spinning bees in the American Revolution.

7 Aug 2020 11:32 am
Whos Afraid of the Stasi?

Whos Afraid of the Stasi? Richard Millington The sinister reach of East Germanys Ministry for State Security did not end in 1989. According to the British press, the Stasi is still with us.

5 Aug 2020 11:52 am
Sink or Swim

Author: Summary: Snobs, bores and triumphs at the Royal Society of Arts. Sink or Swim

3 Aug 2020 1:03 pm
Drers Enduring Rhino

Drers Enduring Rhino Alexander Lee For centuries, one grossly distorted woodcut defined the ideal of a rare beast.

31 Jul 2020 11:44 am
Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List History Today Eight historians share the books theyve enjoyed this year and reveal whats on their to-read pile.

30 Jul 2020 12:15 pm
One Election Too Many

One Election Too Many Mathew Lyons The Representation of the People Act, which received royal assent on 30 July 1948, abolished university constituencies.

30 Jul 2020 11:47 am
Memento Mori

Memento Mori Suzannah Lipscomb The presence of Covid-19 is a reminder of our new proximity to the fragilities and perils of the past.

29 Jul 2020 12:00 pm
A War of Words

A War of Words Bethany Marsh Politics, propaganda and censorship during the Civil Wars.

28 Jul 2020 12:52 pm
Death and Sacrifice in the Franco-Prussian War

Death and Sacrifice in the Franco-Prussian War Karine Varley The conflict that broke out between France and an ambitious new German state 150 years ago can lay claim to be the first modern war.

27 Jul 2020 1:11 pm
Fallen Idols

Fallen Idols Christopher Dickenson In the ancient world, statues were not symbols of virtue and could take revenge on those who attacked them.

24 Jul 2020 11:57 am
Leading Ladies

Leading Ladies Annalisa Nicholson The French tradition of the royal mistress gave new opportunities for women at the court of Charles II.

23 Jul 2020 11:54 am
Captain Cooks Contested Claim

Captain Cooks Contested Claim Bain Attwood The concept of terra nullius has long been at the heart of explanations of why the British did not treat with Aboriginal people following Cooks arrival in Australia. But should it be?

22 Jul 2020 12:27 pm
A Few Bad Apples

A Few Bad Apples Sarah Wise Brutality, corruption and abuses of power in the Metropolitan Police at the turn of the 20th century led to an inquiry but no reform.

21 Jul 2020 12:04 pm
Obituary: Justin Champion

Obituary: Justin Champion Michael Braddick Justin Champion, Professor of the History of Ideas at Royal Holloway University of London, died peacefully on 10 June, aged 59.

20 Jul 2020 2:01 pm
A Man at War

Author: Summary: William T. Shermans reputation precedes him. A Man at War

17 Jul 2020 12:33 pm