21st Century

During recent turmoil, Greeks have called on their history to form their political protests and criticise the powers they feel are oppressing them.

The need to manage the water supply has always been a driver of human history, argues Steven Mithen. 

Growing nationalism in the UK’s constituent countries threatens the study of Celtic languages and history, argues Elizabeth Boyle.

England has been conflated with Britain for so long that unravelling English history from that of its Celtic neighbours is a difficult task. Paul Lay considers recent histories of England and its people.

James Burge discusses Dumfries house, an eighteenth-century Ayrshire mansion saved for the nation through the auspices of Prince Charles.

Viv Saunders reveals how sport and society are intertwined.

The anti-government protests in Egypt earlier this year swept through Cairo and Alexandria before measures could be taken to protect antiquities in museums and archaeological sites in those cities and across the country. Yet, argues Jonathan Downs, the impact on Egyptian heritage and the repatriation debate has been a positive one.

Patrick Little celebrates the life and career of a major historian of Early Modern Britain.

Paul lay introduces the April issue of our 61st volume.

Paul Lay launches History Today's new series of regular podcasts in which the world’s leading historians shed light on contemporary concerns.