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Votes for Women: The Fight for Female Suffrage

A map of women's political rights around the world, from 1892 until the present day.

Johnson and Boswell on the Maiden Voyage of the Titanic

The time-travellers board the ill fated ship.

In the September issue of History Today

The Congress of Vienna, jihad in the First World War and how the suffragette movement went global.

Disgust, or Deathly Terror? Ghost Pranks Past and Present

Richard Suggs on the history of ghoulish impersonations.

New to the Archive: August 7th

The Night of the Long Knives, postage history and more.

The Classic Book: The Great War and Modern Memory

In the first of an ocassional series on classic history books, Daniel Swift revisits Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory

Podcast: Ken Burns on the Roosevelts

In this episode of the podcast, the American documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talks to Paul Lay about his latest documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

The History Today Quiz: First World War Special

How well do you know the Great War?

In The Magazine

Before the Humanities, the Humanists

David Rundle looks at the current state of the humanities, asking whether we can recapture the confidence and broad cultural ambition of the Renaissance’s studia humanitatis, which sought to define what it is to be human.

Emblems of the New Tunisia

The North African country is considering how best to serve its rich heritage.

Pilgrims in a Strange Land

Though we share a common humanity with people of the past, their world can seem alien to us, says Mathew Lyons. Was it just as disconcerting for them, too?

A Warning from History for the Google Translate Generation

The decline of language skills threatens the study of the past. And machines won’t come to the rescue.

The Congress of Vienna: A Peace for the Strong

Stella Ghervas examines the Great Powers’ attempt to create a new European order following the defeat of Napoleon.


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