History

From LOLcats to Prehistoric Penises: The History of Memes

It’s typical to think of memes as a modern phenomenon. Indeed internet memes are, but what if “meme-age” refers to something deeper, something more entrenched in the history of culture and societal practices. While the notion of the meme is complex, and critics have difficulty fixing down its meaning even now, delving into the mystery of […]

A Brief History of Italian-British Relations

Few people tend to bring up Italy and Britain in the same sentence nowadays on topics outside of football. However, perhaps that’s not the correct approach to take. Indeed, these countries share a rich political history that the average citizen in either state tends to overlook. From mutual diplomatic endeavours to clashes on the battlefield, […]