Emilie Chatelet

Émilie Du Châtelet: Heroine of the Enlightenment

Émilie Du Châtelet was one of the great figures of the Enlightenment in France.

Happy Canada Day! Let’s Talk Reconciliation

Canada Day celebrates a country that, like so many in the world, is in fact a superimposition onto older lands and cultures.

The Role of Female Pilots in Nazi Germany

German female pilots played an active role during World War II—acting as perpetrators and collaborators even as they broke barriers for women in flight.

What Was with that Laundry Ad?: A History of Anti-Black Racism in China

Anti-black racism still plagues China, as a new controversial laundry ad reminds us.

Why Was There a Berlin Wall in the First Place?

A brief history of East and West Germany, and why they built the Berlin Wall.
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English Sweating Sickness: The Epidemic You Forgot to Be Terrified Of

The 15th and 16th epidemics of English sweating sIckness still fascinate historians and epidemiologists. 

Brexit What? On the Foundations of the European Union

The foundations of the European Union, which the UK is deciding to remain in or leave, are in coal and steel.

Tibet and China 65 Years Later

Tibet was annexed by the Chinese 65 years ago. The struggle for Tibetan independence has continued ever since.

Outlander and Historic Memory

Are you an Outlander superfan? Find out about how the collective memory of the Battle of Culloden and its historic site have changed over time.

Alexander The Great… Globalist?

Globalization is the watchword of our time, but maybe Alexander The Great was the first global citizen.