In Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective novel A Study in Scarlet (1887) we learn that Sherlock Holmes used the most effective memory system known: a memory palace.
Few people in 18th-century Britain were as forthright in their lack of religious faith as Hume was, and his skepticism had earned him a lifetime of abuse and reproach from the pious.
In the 13th century, English poetry changed dramatically...by the end of the century, a poetic revolution had taken place.
Allokataplixis, as I use the term, is the gift, usually unacknowledged, that the traveller offers to the places they visit.
Fanning out from the Madras Observatory, British surveyors used it as a fixed location from which they could calculate the exact location of sites in Mysore.
There seems to be only a single, complete first-hand account of the hoax survives entitled ‘The Dreadnought Hoax’, composed by Adrian Stephen, Virginia Woolf’s brother.
The discovery of this lost city will definitely provide more historical data regarding Alexander the Great’s visit to Iraqi Kurdistan.
Mother Orange Tree, one of the survivors of the Gold Rush still lives in Oroville and is said to be the oldest orange tree in California!
Philosophers have a love-hate relationship with the imagination.
It is hard to imagine that society once cared about the beauty of the soul.
When it comes to immigration, not all foreigners are the same. The treatment of non-citizen legal residents, for example, raises very different moral and political questions from the larger debate about who should, and who should not, be allowed to enter.
The word kalām literally means ‘word’, and here abbreviates the Arabic expression ʿilm al-kalām: ‘science of the word’.
A less well-known facet of her philosophy, particularly relevant today, is her political activism, a viewpoint that follows directly from her metaphysical stance on the self, namely that we have no fixed essences.
When Raiders of the Lost Ark premiered in 1981, audiences were treated to the vivid spectacle of bumbling Nazi officials obsessed with esoteric lore, eager to harness ancient occult powers for their own nefarious purposes.
The question is whether there are drugs that can relieve emotional or psychological problems effectively and reliably, without debilitating side effects.
By walking down the street of any major city, you are likely to see more diversity than an 18th-century explorer did in a lifetime.
More than any other disease, tuberculosis (TB), or consumption, shaped the social and artistic history of 19th-century Europe.
Buttolph was extremely passionate about collecting menu cards, and was fifty years of age when she embarked on this journey, which resulted in the collection of around 25,000 menus, worth 23 years of toil.
While worshipping female goddesses covers the whole span of Bengali history, the worship of Durga emerges only during the latter half of the 18th century.
India which opened its gates to 10 million refugees during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war, has refused to grant asylum to Rohingyas whilst Bangladesh has agreed to.
Oktoberfest, held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, is one of the biggest folk festivals in the world, which commenced on the 16th of September, 2017, and will go on till the 3rd October, 2017.
It is illegal to get a fish drunk in Ohio, and wrestle a bear in Oklahoma. It was declared illegal for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs in Arizona in 1924.
The Endurance Cyclist from Edinburgh, aged 34, finished the marathon 18,000-mile Artemis World Cycle drive in barely 79 days, smashing the earlier record by 44.
Conservators from the New Zealand run Antarctic Heritage Trust, have found a fruitcake, preserved for 106 years in one of the most hostile regions known to human kind!
As the legendary Collins bookseller, Michael Zifcack, recalled in his memoirs, “I realised early on that customer service was the secret of successful bookselling.”
In today’s gig economy, more and more informal domestic tasks are becoming forms of paid work. Will accounting for these help us to better recognise the invisible work that takes place in the household?
But while decolonisation is riding a wave of academic interest, the histories of precolonial Africa are receding as an area of primary research focus.