Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov's hypothesis on the evolution of rye is now accepted. But in the 1930s, his research got him arrested.
Archaeologists have found that snack bars called tabernae fed much of the city in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.
The author of what is considered the first English-language book by an Indian writer was neither a rebel nor an accommodationist.
The most important factors that steered Russia away from democracy, says one scholar, weren't inevitable.
Vienna's baroque Plague Column, completed in 1693, gave thanks for the survival of a city.
What you learned about the diseases that decimated Native communities is probably wrong.
For black activists in the 1930s, defending Ethiopia from Mussolini’s invasion created unprecedented unity.
It took science centuries to understand malaria. Now we’re waiting to see how the 2019 vaccine pilot works.
As colonized peoples challenged the imperial powers after World War I, British veterans were tapped to become a ruthless police force.
Nothing appealed more perfectly to the Romantic sensibility than the mix of horror and awe evoked by a volcano erupting.