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Pacifism in Japan, menstruation and the Holocaust, the spread of knowledge in the Middle Ages, Mods vs. Rockers and more.
In this episode of our podcast Kassia St Clair discusses the intriguing story behind the space suits worn on the Apollo 11 mission.
Helen of Troy has been remembered, judged – and hated – by every age since she entered the written record 2,700 years ago.
Having produced, directed and starred in a lascivious play, West was charged with ‘corrupting the morals of youth’ on 19 April 1927.
Periods are a fact of life, but little talked about. How did women in the concentration camps cope with the private being made public in the most dire and extreme circumstances?
After a disastrous Second World War, Japan abolished its armed forces and embraced pacifism. With renewed tensions in East Asia, can it last?
The six titles on the shortlist for our annual book prize.
In the medieval period you could touch the divine – and smell it, see it, hear it and taste it, sometimes all at once.
The medieval world was incredibly learned, but how did its great bank of knowledge spread – from Classical Greece to the libraries of the East and from there to the bookshelves of England?
In this episode we travel back 50 years to 1969 and the Apollo 11 moon landing. Kassia St Clair discusses the intriguing story behind the space suits, quiet wonders of technology made using traditional techniques.
Teenagers were agents of change in 1960s Britain, but the birth of youth movements such as the Mods was heavily indebted to the multicultural society from which they grew.
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