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Death of Nobel committee head who honoured Mandela

Oslo - The former head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee which awards the Peace Prize each year, historian Francis Sejersted, has died aged 79 following a long illness, his family said Tuesday.

Archaeologist sues Indiana Jones producer over crystal skull

The 2008 film, 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull', is causing problems in 2012, as a real-life "Indiana Jones" has filed a lawsuit against Lucasfilm, over the crystal skull depicted in the movie.

British military historian builds WWI trench in backyard

Military historian and Royal Logistics Corps Museum curator Andrew Robertshaw builds a 60ft WWI trench in his back garden to experience life as a British soldier of the Great War.

Op-Ed: Eric Hobsbawm dies at the age of 95

London - Eric Hobsbawm died this morning in hospital. He was a truly great Marxist historian and leading intellectual. Whilst he will surely be sadly missed, the legacy of his works will remain a beacon of Enlightenment values for all.

Commemorating the War of 1812 — Why remembering is important Special

It is called "the Forgotten War." With the coming bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812, the federal government's commitment to reviving interest in the event is seen as a positive move – for both Canadians and Americans.

Interview With Historian about the ‘Dracula House’ Special

The Hungarian historian who was reported to have ‘discovered’ a house belonging to the real “Dracula,” says the claims were inaccurate. Dr Tamás Fedeles says the cellar can indeed be linked to Wallachian Duke Vlad III, but not with any certainty.

Ukraine Grants Hungarian Holodomor Historian High Award

A Hungarian historian has been awarded a high state honour by Ukraine for his research into the Holodomor, the great Ukrainian famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in 1932-33.

Op-Ed: Do Hitler Parallels by Noted Historian Predict Future Woes?

Since the Presidential election folks have commented on the growth in extremism. This may have to do with election strife or compounding of divisions after the 9/11 attacks. For me it is what Trevor Roper said 40 years ago that worries me now.

Aurthur Schlesinger Jr., Historian passes away at 89

Aurthur Schlesinger Jr. was a U.S. historian and a Pulitzer Prize winner.

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