Kurdistan

Kurds: In the Middle of the Middle East

A brief history of Kurds and Middle Eastern politics.
Families walking beside the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Escapist Humor in East and West Berlin

Humor in East and West Berlin before the wall came down.
Slate statute of Alan Turing at Bletchley Park.

Remembering and Representing Alan Turing

A 1955 obituary of Turing from the Royal Society is fascinating for what it leaves out of the first draft of history.
„John Franklin-Expedition- 1845-  public domain

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 ...
Flag of Scotland

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
A Budapest Honved FC player tries to keep possession of the ball against an Ujpest FC's player's attempt at a side tackle.

Historical Perspectives on the World Cup

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