Nuremburg Trials Defendants in the Dock

Anniversary: The Nuremberg Trials

On November 20th, 1945, in the wake of the Second World War, the Nuremberg War Crime Trials began. ...

Kurds: In the Middle of the Middle East

A brief history of Kurds and Middle Eastern politics.

Escapist Humor in East and West Berlin

Humor in East and West Berlin before the wall came down.

Remembering and Representing Alan Turing

The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is opening in wide release later this fall, bringing the tragic story of ...
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Lost Franklin Expedition Ship Found by Canadian Scientists

In 2014, a Canadian team announced they had found the shipwrecks of John Franklin's lost 1845 expedition.
The Burning of the Library at Alexandria in 391 AD

A Brief History of the Yazidis of Iraq

From the Christian mob’s destruction of Sarapeum in Alexandria in 391 CE to the Taliban’s 2001 dynamiting of ...
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Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 : The Roots of the #indyref

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the United Kingdom faces one of the most significant potential changes to its structure in centuries. If the majority decid

Historical Perspectives on the World Cup

First, the basics. The World Cup is run by FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Heidrun Homburg ...