CULTURES

France’s lawless lands

Far from the Château de Versailles, indigenous people in remote French Guiana are French citizens inadvertently living outside the law
French food is formally recognised by UNESCO as World Intangible Heritage. However, the southern region of Provence is using gastronomy to bolster its own identity

Out of Africa

Archaeological finds shed new light on how societies dealt with climate change

The Welsh Gauchos

There’s a little bit of Wales alive and well in the valleys of Argentina
A two-year global tour sees Shakespeare’s Globe theatre attempting to put on performances of Hamlet in every country on the planet. Geographical caught up with the players in Laos
Recent discoveries suggest Iceland’s first settlers were not, in fact, Viking-age Scandinavians. Celtic Scottish and Irish explorers look likely to have arrived first

The forgotten war

As WWI commemorations take place, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya remember the East Africa campaign

Rights of passage

A landmark ruling finally gives hope to indigenous peoples around the world fighting to reclaim their homelands
Finland is one of the OECD’s most rural countries, but the rural population is ageing fast and one-by-one the country’s villages are shrinking away

High on a hill

Switzerland’s youth have the second- highest cannabis consumption in the world, according to UNICEF
Now that the final report has been announced, Geographical looks at the key debates around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada and how important it has been to indigenous cultural resurgence
Although California gets all the current headlines, there are numerous significant drought events occurring elsewhere in the world. Geographical explores why you are not hearing about them
Australia’s inclusion in the Eurovision song contest may be an extreme geographic anomaly, but it’s another example of Europe’s continuing expansion
‘Eternal flames’ from ancient times should interest modern geologists

Report from Dark Mountain

The Dark Mountain project aims to change how people think about the environment. Completely...

Stone cold in Sitka

A devastating landslide near the city of Sitka in Alaska last September has unearthed evidence of early human occupation in the region – a prehistoric hammer or ‘handmaul’

Blazing Trowels

Dinosaur shoes, gender equality and geography combine in a unique archival project

From Makkah to Madinah

A new book uses GPS and GIS to trace the Prophet Muhammad’s route from Makkah to Madinah with increased accuracy

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