How will we feed the world, when the world is changing?

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?

Tribute to Cynthia Stokes Brown

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