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Votes for Women: The Fight for Female Suffrage

A map of women's political rights around the world, from 1892 until the present day.

Johnson and Boswell on the Maiden Voyage of the Titanic

The time-travellers board the ill fated ship.

In the September issue of History Today

The Congress of Vienna, jihad in the First World War and how the suffragette movement went global.

Disgust, or Deathly Terror? Ghost Pranks Past and Present

Richard Suggs on the history of ghoulish impersonations.

New to the Archive: August 7th

The Night of the Long Knives, postage history and more.

The Classic Book: The Great War and Modern Memory

In the first of an ocassional series on classic history books, Daniel Swift revisits Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory

Podcast: Ken Burns on the Roosevelts

In this episode of the podcast, the American documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talks to Paul Lay about his latest documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

The History Today Quiz: First World War Special

How well do you know the Great War?

In The Magazine

Emblems of the New Tunisia

The North African country is considering how best to serve its rich heritage.

Before the Humanities, the Humanists

David Rundle looks at the current state of the humanities, asking whether we can recapture the confidence and broad cultural ambition of the Renaissance’s studia humanitatis, which sought to define what it is to be human.

Power of the Court

In recent years historians have shown a renewed interest in court history. Hardly surprising, says Philip Mansel, as courts play a central role in understanding the past and maintain a critical importance in contemporary politics.

We Will Fight For You! How the Suffragettes Went Global

Jad Adams considers the actions of the militant British suffragette movement and its far-reaching impact on the global struggle for female suffrage in the 20th century.

Peasants and Pellagra in 19th-century Italy

David Gentilcore describes responses to a hideous epidemic that affected the rural poor of northern Italy, from the mid-18th century until the First World War, the cause of which is attributed to a diet dependent on maize.


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