On the 100th anniversary of its publication, James Joyce’s Ulysses is widely regarded as a groundbreaking work of fiction, but can literature have any impact outside the confines of culture?
Head to Head
Four historians consider whether the traditional Whig history of Britain, as one of evolutionary political progress, has ever been challenged by events.
Four historians consider the consequences of the ‘Day of Infamy’ on 7 December 1941, and whether it was the ultimate reason for Germany, Italy and Japan’s defeat.
Four historians consider the extraordinary longevity of a popular English festival.
Fought on 7 October 1571, the great sea battle between Christian Europe and the Ottoman Empire was seen as a pivotal moment in history. Have its consequences been exaggerated?
On the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, four experts consider the event’s global legacy.
Are we living in a new age of puritanism? And how would we know if we were?
Four historians consider whether the continent that gave the world the nation state still remains in its thrall.
Four historians consider whether the experience of the pandemic has changed their views on the nature of historical crises.
Four distinguished scholars consider a historical question of enormous contemporary resonance.