Those who have studied history understand the importance of being engaged in the global economy. Two thousand years ago, China represented nearly 25 per cent of the global economy. In 1600, it was 30 per cent, and a… Learn more.
Ron Chernow probably did not foresee his biography of American founding father Alexander Hamilton inspiring a Broadway musical. Six nights a week, however, the protagonist of his 2004 work can be found in New York â€… Learn more.
South Africaâ€™s minister of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has released a report from a ministerial task team that recommends a major overhaul of the history curriculum at schools. Most of the debate around … Learn more.
It has been more than 70 years since theÂ Nazi-occupied Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated. Auschwitz was the most notorious of all the concentration camps â€“ where it is believed that more than a million peop… Learn more.
How should a university engage with the consequences of its own history? How can difficult and controversial pasts add to the quality and effectiveness of a universityâ€™s work in the present? Ten years ago,Slavery … Learn more.
After a good four plus years in college, Iâ€™ve had enough time to evaluate the whole professor-student dynamic. And after all this time, Iâ€™d have to say that Iâ€™m walking away with the most sympathy for my instru… Learn more.
The Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford campaign has drawn attention to the way Britain continues to live with the legacies of its empire â€“ and the failure to confront the history of its imperial exploits. Media attention on… Learn more.
The removal of Jefferson Davisâ€™s statue from its prominent location on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin this week may appear to end the universityâ€™s difficult struggle to shake off its historical e… Learn more.
A specter is haunting our time: the specter of the short term. We live in a moment of accelerating crisis that is characterized by a shortage of long-term thinking. Rising sea levels and other threats to our environm… Learn more.