Energy flows have been central to the epic of evolution and big history for many years. In this presentation, Maximillian Barnett examines them in light of new research. He is a PhD Student working under Professor David Christian in the Department of History and Archaeology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Maximillian is a member of the International Big History Association and is part of a global research group which focuses on how understandings of the past can be used to inform approaches to present and future global challenges. He has recently presented papers entitled: “Breaking the Cycle: Alternative Complexity Outcomes for Human Societies” and “The Weights and Measures of World History.” He currently teaches and aids in curriculum development in the fields of law and world history. He graduated with a Masters of Research in History and writes on the fields of demography, geography, anthropology, world history, and futures studies. The current working title for his PhD is The Fork in the Road: Mapping Alternative Responses of Human Societies to the Threat of Collapse.
The presentation will be live on December 5 at 10 pm EST (New York), 2 pm AEDT (Sydney), and 6 am MSK (Moscow) at https://www.airmeet.com/e/27f07160-644a-11ed-a9d6-47ba9a728a8a. We will be using Airmeet for this presentation, which is what we used for our 2021 conference and will be using again for the 2023 IBHA conference. It is similar to Zoom in some aspects and a little different in others. When you click on the link, you will be asked for your name and email address. After you submit those, go to your email and click on the link that Airmeet automatically sends you. You will then be able to log in. Max will begin his presentation at 10 pm EST after which we can all join discussion tables.