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
The Matagi, winter hunters
The Matagi, winter hunters
For the Matagi, the Japanese black bear and the mountains are sacred. Their immense knowledge of the environment makes them fundamental to the conservation of local ecosystems. Although it may seem contradictory, they argue that they play a vital role in maintaining a healthy balance between [...]Read the full article
Two Catalonias collide
Two Catalonias collide
Juan Pablo Cardenal: “The principle of legality is fundamental to modern democracies precisely because of the need to prevent someone being able to claim they are representative of a so-called ‘democratic majority’ in order to control power outside the scope of established [...]Read the full article