An international group of scientists has successfully sequenced the entire genome of the Black Death, the epidemic that killed 60% of Europe's population in the 14th century.
Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy has proved the enduring public fascination of spies and espionage, but just how important are secret services and what role have they played in history?
How should the Holocaust be taught? Rachel Hindle explains how a course in Jerusalem changed her approach to teaching this hugely complex and sensitive topic.
The newly refurbished Roman Vindolanda Museum opened last weekend. It will be home to nine of the Vindolanda Tablets, the oldest surviving handwritten documents in Britain, on loan from the British Museum.
On Monday February 14th, T. J. Clark gave a lecture entitled 'Picasso's Guernica revisted' at the British Museum. Ned Hercock, a DPhil candidate at the University of Sussex, discusses some of the art historian's main arguments.
This week saw the launch of Sky Atlantic. Paul Lay praises the historical accuracy of some of the TV series broadcast by the US channel HBO and asks why the BBC has failed to produce drama of a comparable standard.
Caligula was assassinated on January 24th, AD 41. He reputedly slept with his sisters and wanted to appoint his horse a consul. But was Tiberius' successor really insane or did he simply struggle to deal with the unlimited power that he received at such a young age?
The first issue of History Today appeared sixty years ago today. In celebration, we are hosting our annual awards party, this evening, at the Museum of London. Kathryn Hadley charts the history of the magazine and reveals some of the winners of this year's awards.