Planning for international travel with “high-tech” field equipment

The Society for American Archaeology’s paper of the month for February comes from Advances in Archaeological Practice and is entitled: ‘Strategies for International Travel with “High-Tech” Archaeological Field Equipment’.…


The Futures of Global History

This is an extract from the article Discussion: the futures of global history by Richard Drayton and David Motadel published in Journal of Global History.…


Unearthing the lineage of living fossils: the oldest mawsoniid coelacanth in Europe

The study “A mawsoniid coelacanth (Sarcopterygii: Actinistia) from the Rhaetian (Upper Triassic) of the Peygros quarry, Le Thoronet (Var, southeastern France)” by Uthumporn Deesri et al., recently published in Geological Magazine, presents and describes for the first time fossil evidence for a mawsoniid coelacanth recently unearthed from a quarry in southeastern France.…


On Parliament’s decision to vacate the Palace of Westminster

Edward J. Gillin, author of The Victorian Palace of Science, discusses the history of the Palace of Westminster. Parliament’s recent decision to vacate the Palace of Westminster, passed in the House of Commons by 236 to 220 votes, might not be that surprising given the estimated £5.6 billion cost of modernizing the building.  But historically speaking, this really is a surprise.…


Historians Reckon with Borders and Migration in the Age of Trump

The article A Shadow on the Past: Teaching and Studying Migration and Borders in the Age of Trump by Hasia Diner, Sonia Hernández, Benjamin H.…


Author, Tim Longman, responds to Trump’s recent comments

Although President Donald Trump’s recent comments disparaging African countries have drawn international condemnation, many Americans unfortunately share his perception that Africa is a miserable place where no one would choose to live.…


The House of Lords as Scotland’s high court, 1707-1875

Philip Loft, ‘Litigation, the Anglo-Scottish union and the House of Lords as high court, 1660-1875’, Historical Journal Much ink has been spilled in debates over the union of the Edinburgh and Westminster parliaments in 1707.…


What Cuban history can teach us about Trump’s comments on Haiti

Matthew Casey, author of Empire’s Guest Workers, discusses President Trump’s recent comments on Haiti. Donald Trump’s description of Haiti as one of a number of “shithole countries” came one day before the anniversary of the 2010 Haitian earthquake and a few weeks after he resurrected stereotypes associating Haitians with AIDS.…