History

The Legend Behind Zongzi

Zongzi, a traditional Chinese food, is made of sticky rice stuffed with special fillings and wrapped up in Argy-wormwood leaves.

Twins in West African Culture and Society of the Iron Age

Twins had unique roles in many West African cultures in the Iron Age, a period in spanning from the first millennium to the 19th century. The Igbo speaking-people of southeast Nigeria, for example, feared the birth of twins.

A Power Figure’s Power over History

The “Nail Fetish” Power Figure (referred to as nkisi or nkonde), found in the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri, offers much insight into the Iron Age history of Central Africa.

The Evolution of Russian Media

As the structure of the Russian state continues to develop, the role that the press will play in such a state is also in flux.