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Books in 13th century

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Sporting divides: antisemitism in post-war Hungarian football matches

Communist propagranda labelled the scandalous scenes 'class struggles'

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Living with Pride: photographs by Christopher Robson

Documenting LGBTI+ life and activism in Ireland during the 1990s and 2000s

From Latin to the Vernacular

The 12th century saw a literary revolution in Europe

Electric cars in history

If you think electric cars are an invention of the 21st Century, think again!

Luxury vs. functionality

How a manuscript can indicate its readership

Ghettos

From the ghetto of Venice to ghetto fabulous

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How we watch TV

From collective experience to solo binge

A creole woman in a red turban
Creole culture movement

Kreolitude and what it can bring to people

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Pedro Sunda, Diego Bemba and Dom Miguel de Castro

Three portraits telling a remarkable story of diplomacy and colonial history in the 17th century

painting of Aleksander Pushkin
Mixed-race: A further consideration of racial identity in European history

The ways in which mixed raced people have contributed to the stories of Europe

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Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Fencer, composer, soldier, Versailles

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Wifredo Lam: disturbing the dreams of the exploiters

Cuban whose art was influenced both by Catholic and African traditions

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Otto Hahn

Meet an icon of 20th Century Science History

Se-Ma-For

The animation studio that created the cartoons Polish kids grew up on

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Leone Jacovacci: the Afro-Italian boxer who faced fascism

Italian boxing champion in the 1920s

Scribe working surrounded by books
How manuscript circulation in the Middle Ages influenced production

Learn about how aiming for more efficient manuscript production led to repeated iconography

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Ira Aldridge, Shakespearean actor

African-American actor and abolitionist

Werner Heisenberg, quantum mechanics pioneer

Meet an icon of 20th-century science history

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How to make a great GIF

Learn how GIF IT UP participants find inspiration and bring cultural heritage to life