From the Editor

We will find it ever harder to navigate the past if we lose touch with the myths, legends and religions that helped shape it.  

A lack of historical knowledge is easily exploited in the fractious world of social media.

Though much of the West has withdrawn from empire, one of the world’s rising powers offers the latest twist on imperialism.  

The path to democracy is a long one. It should not be taken for granted.

History is at odds with our desire for simple certainties. Can its cultivation of complexity create a better future?

Historiography is one of the essential tools for unlocking the past. Without it, history is a bloodless pursuit. 

Paul Lay remembers a historian who was never afraid of engaging with the public.