Contemplating where we come from and how that makes us who we are is a lengthy process; all the words and pages are sometimes not enough. Introductions to these essays were featured in our February print issue and are continued in full right here...

Navigating the World...

January 14, 2020

Photo of a ceiling in Hasht Behesht, Isfahan, Iran by Diego Delso (via WikiCommons)

When a certain Twitter-savvy president took to the internet, threatening an attack on 52 Iranian sites in attempt to deter Tehran retaliation to the killing of general Qassim Soleimani,...

October 15, 2019

Photos via Wikimedia Commons: Mummified hand from the Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon

When I visited the Pompeii exhibition during its temporary feature at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, I remember holding my breath. I wasn’t convinced that I was prepared t...

November 25, 2018

The reconstruction of historical sites is such a regularly occurring practice that we seldom blink when they are scaffolded and taped off for restoration, and so common that we often forget to consider the question of whether returning sites and monuments to their ‘for...

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