The Industrial Revolution made people realise how important public health was as hygiene and sanitation became an essential factor of how cities were run.
The bombing of Darwin in February 1942 exemplifies a national process of forgetting and remembering, with the construction of particular narratives – such as ‘Australia’s Pearl Harbor’ – seeking to alter contemporary views of the past.
The US had a turbulent entry into the twenty-first century. The attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001 catapulted the Bush administration into crisis mode.
“Wherever we go we are refugees and all alone. We left when the situation in our area started to deteriorate…no one helped us,” seventeen-year-old Nineveh notes to Al Jazeera reporters, after two of Syria’s biggest Assyrian towns were attacked and decimated by ISIS fighters in 2015.
Mythos is a superb retelling of the most famous Greek myths. Stephen Fry takes these well-known tales and tells them in a way that manages to feel both fresh and exciting, while remaining accessible so that no prior knowledge of Greek mythology is required.