History

In memory of witches
In memory of witches
The village of Vardø, in the Norwegian Arctic, with a population of little more than 200 at the time, saw as many as 70 witchcraft trials between 1601 and 1663. Steilneset, the striking memorial for those executed, is a global reference for historians and activists calling for a respectful and [...]Read the full article
Bosnia's last female miners
Bosnia’s last female miners
Some 15,000 people are employed in Bosnia’s mines. In Breza, a small town, around 20 kilometres from Sarajevo, the country’s last female miners dispel the myth that “a woman in a mine brings bad luck”.Read the full article