History Today

On the Spot: Caroline Elkins

We ask 20 questions of leading historians on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on historical drama …

Latest History Books

Magellan, schizophrenia, conspiracies and Europe’s indigenous Muslims: a roundup of some of the latest history books.

Latest History Books

The British Empire’s playbook of force, a new study on Mary Seacole, and a new understanding of the Normans: a round up of recently published work.

When Did the Medieval Period End?

As conventional wisdom has it, Europe began to see the light at the end of a dark age sometime around 1500. Four experts try to date the birth of modernity.