On the 60th anniversary of its end, Algerian memory of the War of Independence remains a thorny issue.
We ask 20 questions of leading historians on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on historical drama …
On the 50th anniversary of Watergate we ask four historians about its afterlife – beyond the impressively versatile -gate suffix.
Magellan, schizophrenia, conspiracies and Europe’s indigenous Muslims: a roundup of some of the latest history books.
‘We cannot ignore the long legacies of history.’
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.
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.
‘I change my mind – at least a little – after everything I read.’
Four experts debunk the myth of modestly covered piano legs and point the finger of blame at ungrateful modernists.
‘History has taught me to be sceptical of facile explanations based on prejudice.’