Cultural

There is beauty to be had from the smallest of objects. In the 18th century, tweezers, toothpicks and clippers became the signs of a polite, and beautiful, society.

Latin was used throughout the Roman Empire, but it shared space with a host of other languages and dialects, including Greek, Oscan and Etruscan, which give us a unique perspective on the ancient world.

It is tempting to adopt a black-and-white view of the past, but history is complex and should be judged on its own merits.

From Elizabethan laws to modern food campaigns: the long history of Britain's patriotic consumers.

The Azeri magazine that told it like it was. 

New US equality laws in the 1960s meant a revolution in journalism, as the women of the press fought for their place.

I admire the chutzpah of this book. At a time when discussion of Native American history is hotly contested as never before, J.C.H. King has...

An illuminating and scholarly study seeks to re-evaluate the intellectual and cultural history of an enlightened Ireland.

Were the...

Confronting the brutal facts of history can be difficult. But how far should we protect ourselves from them before it becomes censorship? 

An exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford.