As chronicled by Chinese poet Yu Jianwu, the use of fire and smoke for time measurement dates back to at least the sixth century CE.
Strongwoman Charmion used Thomas Edison’s experiments with moving pictures to encourage women to embrace strength and physical activity.
From antiquity to the present, the laws governing the wearing of lipstick have been shaped by gender, class, safety, and religion.
The ornamented tools used to ensure fair market transactions also conveyed the stories and values of the Akan peoples.
In this edition of Research Rabbit Hole, we dig up scholarship about what one academic calls "the signifying rabbit."
Long before the imposture of Anna Delvey, the Tichborne Claimaint swept a nation’s imagination.
In the twentieth century, the mollusk-produced gem was a must have for members of WASP gentility. In the twenty-first century, its appeal is far more inclusive.
From the light-bulb dress to galvanic belts, electrified clothing offered a way to experience and conquer a mysterious and vigorous force.
JSTOR Daily editors pick their favorite stories for National Bike Month.
The sport of Newcomb ball was created by Clara Gregory Baer two years before volleyball. Now forgotten, it's a good bet it lives on in the gyms and beach courts of today.