The Big Bang Theory (a brief history of…)

Questions about human history and the origins of the universe has puzzled us for thousands of years. The answer to […]

The Promise of Immortal Life?

The elixir of life, according to mythology, if consumed will bring its bearer the promise of immortal life. The substance […]

Narrative History’s Man of the Moment.

“History is taught, I believe, by one thing only- sparking interest. This means telling a good story, of which there […]

This is Miroslav Sasek

It was about four years ago that I first came across an illustrated children’s book entitled This is New York […]

Has The Circus Finally Left Town?

No one expected the circus to stay in town for so long! Yesterday, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that […]

The Australian Perspective: Vietnam and The Battle of Long Tan.

The Vietnam War remains to this day, one of the most exhausting and controversial wars Australians have fought in. In […]

The Australian Perspective: The Fall of Singapore.

When a substantial British fleet failed to materialize in the Far East in late 1941, it was inevitable that Singapore […]

The Dance of Death (a brief history of…)

Many amazing works of art have been found painted on the outside walls of cloisters, of family vaults, of ossuaries […]

The Australian perspective: Afghanistan and the War on Terror.

It sometimes seems that ‘enemies’, unlike in traditional warfare fought by two distinct sides not long ago, have changed into […]

The Crooked Forest of Gryfino.

The world is an amazing place where sometimes we can find truly beautiful and very strange things. In a small […]