Michelle Tigchelaar Research Associate, University of Washington Washington, USA Note from BHP Team: Food first takes center stage in the Big History Project course in Units 6 and 7, when we look at the transition from foraging to farming. Questions abound: What conditions enabled the development of agriculture? What were the effects on human society? … Continue reading How will we feed the world, when the world is changing?
Eric Sanderson, Wildlife Conservation Society New York, USA Ever wonder how your city got to be the way it is? What was it like 10,000 years ago? What did the landscape look like? Where and how did people live? What were the best spots to set up a community? These are fascinating questions, ones Eric … Continue reading The Old Collect
David Christian, Big Historian Sydney, Australia Cynthia Stokes Brown (1938–2017), one of the leading scholars of Big History, died at her home in Berkeley on October 15, 2017, of pancreatic cancer. She died surrounded by her extended family. Cynthia was born in 1938, grew up in Kentucky, and completed an undergraduate degree in history … Continue reading Tribute to Cynthia Stokes Brown