Big History Webinar from Japan

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Big History Thought, Research, and Education:
The First Global Big-History Webinar from Japan

Host: International Big History Association (IBHA)
Co-Host: Oberlin Big History Movement (OBHM)
This event is part of the IBHA’s series of webinars and part of the OBHM’s Big History Collegium based in J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo.

Date: Sunday August 7th 2022
Time: 21:00–24:00 in Tokyo / 7–10 AM in Quito / 8–11 AM in NY / 9 AM–12 PM in Brasilia, Buenos Aires / 1–4PM in Yaoundé / 2–5 PM in Rome, Madrid, Amsterdam / 3–6 PM in Moscow, Helsinki, Ankara / 5:30–8:30 PM in New Delhi / 7–10 PM in Ho Chi Minh City / 8–11 PM in Beijing, HK, Taipei, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore / 9 PM–12 AM in Seoul / 10 PM–1 AM in Sydney
Venue: Zoom
Language: English (No translation into Japanese)
Participation: Free and Open to All
Release: This webinar will be recorded and uploaded on the IBHA’s YouTube channel later

Moderator: Yuri MATSUZAKI (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

 Opening Addresses (10 mins)
From the Host (3 mins) – Daniel BARREIROS (IBHA)
From the Co-Host (3 mins) – Hirofumi KATAYAMA (OBHM)

 Part 1: Big History Thought (40 mins)
Talk 1 (15 mins) – Hirofumi KATAYAMA (J.F. Oberlin University) “Cosmic Humanism: Beyond Julian Huxley’s evolutionary humanism”
Talk 2 (15 mins) – Hideki IWAKI (Soka University) “Islam and Big History: Islamic Wisdom for Peace and Coexistence”
Qs & As (10 mins)

◯ Part 2: Big History Research (40 mins)
Talk 3 (15 mins) – Nobuo TSUJIMURA (Institute for Global and Cosmic Peace) “A Forgotten Big Historian: Saburo Kitagawa and his vision of Synthetic Natural History”
Talk 4 (15 mins) – Kenji ICHIKAWA (Aletheia Shonan High School) “A Little Big History of Silicon”
Qs & As (10 mins)

― Break (10 mins) ―

◯ Part 3: Big History Education (60 mins)
Talk 5 (15 mins) – Martin ROBERT (Kyoto University) “The first Big History course for STEM freshmen in Japan: Why and how?”
Film + Talk 6 (35 mins) – Satoko LEE (Society for Chimukui) “Walk 46 Kilometers along Tamagawa Aqueduct with Learning 4.6 Billion-Year Earth History”
Qs & As (10 mins)

International-Big History-Association is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Big-History Webinar from Japan
Time: Aug 7, 2022 08:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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