On a summer day in August 1920, in the middle of war, a group of Ukrainians performed Macbeth.
After a brutal 75-day siege, the Mexica capital of Tenochtitlan surrendered on August 13, 1521.
Taras Shevchenko is not just the founder of the modern Ukrainian literary language, he is also the most important symbol of modern Ukrainian nationhood.
The decade of war and revolution between 1914 and 1924 is critical for understanding both Russian and Ukrainian statehood up to the present day.
When the Russian Empire collapsed in 1917 during World War I, the lands of today’s Ukraine became a battleground of violence and instability until 1922.
Emily Channell-Justice explores the goals and lived experiences of Ukraine’s watershed Euromaidan protests of 2013-14.
On January 1st, 1818, Mary Shelley, at age nineteen, published the gothic novel Frankenstein.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine has returned to its pre-revolutionary positin as a major agricultural exporter of key commodities.
The Russian government’s rationale for the war in Ukraine is not about oil, coal, or natural resources. It is about asserting specious historical claims.
On December 2, 1980, four churchwomen—Maryknoll Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel, and lay missionary Jean Donovan—became victims of escalating violence toward church members who sided with the poor in El Salvador.
In 1919, Eugene Christophe was awarded the first yellow jersey, but he did not win the Tour de France that year.
On September 20, 1519, five ships carrying about 270 men sailed westward from the Spanish port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
In February-March 1616, the Catholic Church issued a prohibition against the Copernican theory of the earth’s motion.
An educational documentary about water affordability
On June 28, 1914, one event changed the world.
The atomic age began between heartbeats at 8:15 am on August 6, 1945 when the Japanese city of Hiroshima was leveled by an atomic bomb.
Dmitri Mendeleev's looming publishing deadline resulted in a system that classified all of the chemical elements.
From February 22 to 25, 1986, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos gathered on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue to protest President Ferdinand Marcos' claim that he had won re-election.
On 20 November 1975, Spanish General Francisco Franco died in bed, signaling the unceremonious end of one of Europe’s longest dictatorships.
HIV and COVID-19 have both laid bare that stark racial disparities exist in population health and in access to quality medical care in the US.
In July 1995, over 8,000 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys were killed in the Srebrenica massacre.
The real origins of the iPhone’s power stems from the pioneering efforts of communication innovators that preceded the AT&T engineers of the 1920s.
Analyzing the myth of the women's voting bloc
In August 1942, the most famous battle of the Second World War began.
How do conspiracy theories of the past compare with current ones?
The Soviet Union tried to minimize news of the HIV/AIDS outbreak, blaming the victims.
Humans have controlled and, at times, eliminated animal populations on the islands.
On August 25th, 1944, Paris was liberated after more than four years of Nazi occupation.
After a devasting fire in Rome in 64 CE, Emperor Nero successfully rebuilt the city.
When it was over, the populations of Europe, China, and India were cut by a third to a half.
Germ theory helped to usher in the widespread use of cloth masks.
Soon after SARS was discovered, labs around the world shared information in search of a cure.
Estimates suggest that this flu claimed as many as 50 million lives around the world between 1918 and 1919.
The first “Woman’s Day” celebration was organized by the U.S. Socialist Party in Chicago on May 2, 1908.
The origins of vaccination lie in the practice of variolation, which was used to protect against smallpox.
The massacre and continued police brutality were turning points in Indian anti-colonialism.
In 1947, British-ruled India was divided into two separate, independent states.
Bolshevik Red Guards took control of the Russian capital from the provisional government October 1917.
She wrote “The Declaration of Rights and Sentiments,” outlining the ways in which men held women in “absolute tyranny.”
Las Casas became an important figure in the development of ideas of human rights.
It was the spark that emboldened the people’s movement to overthrow King Louis XVI.
The man we celebrate today is not the man who lost his life on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in 1968.
There are an estimated 917 hate groups currently active in the U.S.
Walls have a decidedly mixed record in achieving their goals to keep some people in and others out.
On January 20, 1793, the deputies decreed Louis’ guilt and his punishment by death.
The Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944 remains today one of the best known campaigns of the WWII.
The fictional story of Wakanda has real historical origins in nuclear-age Congo.
Historical examples suggest climate change will aggravate political instability, poverty, and conflict.