Origins highlights the many activities, projects, and reflections that IBHA members have on Big History.

Volume IX Number 2  features “My Big History Experience in Amsterdam” by Benjamin Baumann, the Call for Papers for the International Symposium on Life in the Universe 2019: Big History, SETI and the Future of Humankind” in the Republic of San Marino (Italy) from July 15 – 18, 2019, and “Changing the World: Community, Engagement and Big History,” Fifth International IBHA Conference, Summer 2020 at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune, Maharastra, India.

Volume IX Number 1 features the exposition, “Connecting Castileblanco with the Cosmos” by Imogene Drummond, “Conference Encounter” by Yvonne Fritz, “The Emergent Oratorio Soars” by Steven Gorosh, “Big History Meets the Montessori Method” by Lucy Laffitte, and “Do Humans Have a Purpose on Earth?” by James Tierney.

Volume VIII Number 4  features “Is there an Argentine Big History?” by Gabriel Gromadzyn and “Reflections on Religion and Big History” by Yvonne Fritz.

Volume VIII Number 3  features “Interdisciplinarity & Big History: Introduction to the March 2018 Big History Conference in Pune India” by Nivedita Nair, “A Global Guideline for Humanity” by Anaga Krishna, “Snapchats from Maharashtra in March 2018” by Lucy B. Laffitte, information about the July 2018 IBHA conference, the candidates for the 2018 IBHA Board, and “Deep Big History” by Duane Elgin.

Volume VIII Number 2  features “Who is the African child?” by Nganfon Eric of the African Big History Association, A review by Barry Wood of The Big History Timeline Wallbook, American Museum of Natural History, 2017, by Christopher Lloyd & Patrick Skipworth, Illustrated by Andy Forshaw, and information about “The Study of All Existence: SSLA Conference on Interdisciplinarity and Big History,” March 23rd and 24th, 2018, Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune, Maharastra, India

Volume VIII Number 1 features the forming of the African Big History Association, and information on the 2018 IBHA conference.

Volume VII Number 4 features information on the 2018 IBHA conference, and articles by James Tierney, Rashida Atthar, Matthew J. Spence McConnell, and Ted Peters.

Volume VII Number 3 features Philip Day’s article on Disease in Big History, David Christian’s honorary degree from North Carolina State University, the Big History Talk Concert in South Korea, and Heathe Kyle Yeakley’s explanation of the new IBHA website.

Volume VII Number 2 offers La Gran Historia by Dr. Olga García Moreno and 21st Century Challenges: On some forecasting inferences of big history by Akop P. Nazaretyan, as well as A Review of Dava Sobel, The Glass Universe by David Chuss.

Volume VII Number 1 includes “The Seamless Robe of Nature,” by Barry Wood, and a report by Giovanni Abrami on the Milan Symposium of Big History.

Volume VI Number 12 features the Big History curriculum at Broome Senior High School in Australia.

Volume VI Number 10 / 11 was a special issue on Maria Montessori: an example of Big History in Primary Education.

Volume VI Number 9 features “Human Learning and the Development of Mind in the Anthropocene: Reflections against the Backdrop of Big History” by Jan Visser of the Learning Development Institute & Stellenbosch University.

Volume VI Number 8 is in memoriam of William H. McNeill.  It also introduces The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning by Jeremy R. Lent.

Volume VI Number 7 announces the first issue of the Journal of Big History for January 2017, Perspectives of a New Periodization for Big History by Giovanni Abrami, notice of Big History: Small World by Cynthia Stokes Brown, and Big History in India by Shweta Sinha Deshpande.

Volume VI Number 6 features Big History as an On-line Course by Doug Karo, Applying Big History: Nature, War and Peace by Osamu Nakanishi, and Universal Studies and Big History in Japan by Osamu Nakanishi and Nobuo Tsujimura.

Volume VI Number 5 features Kyle Herman exploring the match between the Montessori teaching philosophy and Big History, as well as Mandella S.E. Jap-A-Joe’s piece on the Little Big History of the Eiffel Tower.

Volume VI Number 4 includes Dr. Joseph Voros of Swinburne University of Technology discussing the future –  and the Big History program at Willem de Zwijger College in the Netherlands.

Volume VI Number 3 highlights “The Stained Glass of Chartres Through the Lens of Big History” by Julia Rathmann-Bloch and notice of The Biggest Picture: From the Big Bang to the Development of the Big Bang Theory by Wendy Curtis.

Volume VI Number 2 includes “Big History is not an all encompassing world view” by Fred Spier and a link to “Energy Flows in Low-Entropy Complex Systems” by Eric J. Chaisson.

Volume VI Number 1 features “Empiricism Is Not A Dirty Word” by Elise Bohan, and “The Meaning of Big History, Philosophically Speaking” by Cynthia Stokes Brown.

Volume V Number 12 includes “Myth, Meaning, and Scientific method in Big History” by William Katerberg, “Cosmos in the Classroom” by Dustin Eirdosh, poetry by Todd Duncan, notices of new publications by Akop Nazaretyan and Giovanni Abrami, and more.

Volume V Number 11 presents “Discovering Big History: An Unorthodox Journey” by Robert H. Moore, “Big History and the Stovepipe Implosion” by Ken Baskin, the new Coursera on-line Big History course by David Christian, David Baker and other faculty at Macquarie University, and a review of Paula Metallo’s show, Mogli e Buoi… (Wives and Oxen).

Volume V Number 10 features “Big History of Calcium: Life’s Actuating Element” by Frans Verstappen, “What I Learned on My Summer Vacation: Flying through Big History in One Week” by Lucy B. Laffitte, “Big History is Asia,” and notice of the new publication From Big Bang to Galactic Civilizations: A Big History Anthology, Volume I; Our Place in the Universe; An Introduction to Big History edited by Barry Rodrigue, Leonid Grinin and Andrey Korotayev.

Volume V Number 9 provides information about the 2016 IBHA conference and announces the publication of From Big Bang to Galactic Civilizations: A Big History Anthology and the Fonty project on ChronoZoom.

Volume V Number 8 includes “TACTILE TEACHING: Models for “Teaching Museums” at three San Francisco Bay Area Universities” by Lanier Graham, CSUEB & Institute for Aesthetic Development.

Volume V Number 7 includes “Big Art History: The Beginning of a Personal Voyage” by Joshua Fisher, Assistant Professor of Art, Arkansas Tech University; and Perspective, Gratitude, and Wonder: Revelations in Big History” by Kyle Herman, Community Montessori, New Albany, Indiana.

Volume V Number 6 presents Introducing Big History to the general public by popular lecture series: The Little Big History of the Nalón River (Asturias, Spain) by Olga Garcia Moreno; Columbus’ Measurements by Fred Spier; and “The Scenario of Cosmic Evolution” by Eric J. Chaisson.

Volume V Number 5 is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Ji-Hyung Cho.
It also features “Big History Meets Psychology: An Investigation of Psychological Practice in Light of the Origin Story of Our Time” by Marc W. Ross, PhD; Did Galileo overstate the magnification of his telescope 16 times?” by Fred Spier; What I’m Doing on My Summer Vacation: Teaching Big History in a Two-Week Course—Eek!” by Lucy B Laffitte, Ph.D.; “High-redshift proto-clusters candidates: Planck finds a gold mine” by Luigi Toffolatti, and more!

Volume V Number 4 includes a classic article on “Evolutionary Process: An Organizing Principle for General Education” by John A. Mears; “Researching a New Scholarly Field: The Case for Big History” by Abel A. Alves, and more!

Volume V Number 3 highlights the classic article “The Gentle Art of Scientific Trespassing” by Walter Álvarez, information on The Big History Summer Institute at Dominican University of California, and “Big History in the Larger World” by Bill Cox.

Volume V Number 2 features “E Pluribus Unum” by Chris Corbally, SJ, and Margaret Boone Rappaport; “International Relations and Big History: My Personal Account” by Maarten Oranje; “Responses to Rich Blundell’s IBHA presentation on “Shakespeare in the Cave: A Big History of Art;”  “Defining Big History in a Scale Free Universe” by Camelo Castillo; and more.

Volume V Number 1 features A Short History of Fire, A Path the the Big History Community, and Big History, World History, and Opera.

Volume IV Number 12 features Jonathan Yavelow’s work on Science Appreciation, Sustainability, and Big History.

Volume IV Number 11 features an exchange about the direction of the field of Big History.

Volume IV Number 10 highlights a notice of the July 15 – 17, 2016 IBHA conference in Amsterdam, as well as images and responses to the 2014 conference, along with talking points about Big History.

Volume IV Number 9 presents “Time, Nature, and Humanity: Climate Science, Big History, and Our Global Future,” by John L. Brooke, Humanities Distinguished Professor of History and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Ohio State University;  “Science and / or Story Telling?” by Bill McGaughey; “In Contact with Big History,” by Anne-Marie Poorthuis, Stichting Eigentijdse Verbindingen and Jos Werkhoven, Uitgeverij De Arend.

Volume IV Number 8 presents “On Power: George Lucas, Jerry Garcia, and Barack Obama’s Big Black Helicopters” by Richard B. Simon; “Big History on Youtube” by David Baker; “The first introductory book to Big History in Japanese” by Nobuo Palette Tsujimura, and “Teaching & Researching Big History:
Exploring a New Scholarly Field,” the new book edited by Leonid Grinin, David Baker, Esther Quaedackers, and Andrey Korotayev.

Volume IV Number 7 includes reflections by Big History faculty at Dominican University of California on teaching the new field, and “What role has nothingness played in Big History? Nothing, in Particular,” by John Paton.

Volume IV Number 6 includes “Birth of the Biosphere” by Jan Zalasiewicz, and “A Little Big History of a Big Historian” by Esther Quaedackers.

Volume IV Number 5 features “Encore des Buffonades, mon cher comte?” by Jan Zalasiewicz, a response to “Towards a Theory of Big History” by Matthew McConnell.

Volume IV Number 4  “Towards a Theory of Big History” by David Blanks,  “Big History’s Greatest Lesson?” by David Gabbard

Volume IV Number 3 Articles by Carlos Eduardo Sacchi and Jennifer Morgan.

Volume IV Number 2 Layers within Layers: Complexity Built Upon Complexity by Jonathan Markley; The Life and Works of Antonio Vélez Montoya by Natalia Vélez Lopera; Dances with the Earth: Geophonic Music from the Stratigraphic Record of Central Italy by Gabriele Rossetti and Alessandro Montanari

Volume IV Number 1 Protein Folding, Pteropods, A Chacterization of the IBHA, The Study Road, Big History Songs Enlarging History

Volume III Number 11, Globalization, ChronoZoom in China, Big History Project, History Channel, Colbert Report. The IBHA Members’ Newsletters highlight the many activities, projects, and reflections that IBHA members have on Big History.

Volume III Number 10, Part 2 of Cosmic Safari.

In Volume III Number 9, we are pleased to highlight Christian Jennings and his “Cosmic Safari: From African History to Big History.” Please also note the Call for Papers and Panels for the 2014 IBHA conference. We look forward to seeing you in California in August!

In Volume III Number 8 of the International Big History Association Newsletter, we are pleased to highlight:

  • the recent publication of Big History: Between Nothing and Everything,
  • the First Big History Student Research Conference,
  • the IBHA Board Elections,
  • Teaching Big History,
  • The Universe Verse Kickstarter Campaign, and the
  • Call for Papers: 2014 IBHA Conference.

Volume III Number 7 highlights Joseph Voros’ review of Al Gore’s book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, notice of the 2014 IBHA Conference at Dominican University of California, and the highly anticipated first edition of Big History: Between Nothing and Everything by David Christian, Craig Benjamin, and Cynthia Brown.

Volume III Number 6 highlights Barry Rodrigue’s work on Big History with East Asian scholars (on pages 1 – 10), an essay on “Big History and Big Politics” by Lowell Gustafson, who is the IBHA Secretary (11 – 24), the Students’ Big History Research Conference at the University of Amsterdam in June (25-26), the August 2014 IBHA Conference at the Dominican University of California (27), and the highly anticipated first edition of Big History: Between Nothing and Everything by David Christian, Craig Benjamin, and Cynthia Brown, available August 30, 2013 (28).

Volume III Number 5 highlights the Big History program at the Institute of World and Global History, Ewha Womans University and its director, Seohyung Kim, Melanie Aranka Dominique During’s painting, “Eye Catcher,” Michael and D’Neil Duffy’s piece on the IBHA for Montessori Life, Craig Benjamin address to award winning GVSU stiudents and faculty, and the forthcoming text from McGraw-Hill: Big History: Between Nothing and Everything.

Volume III Number 4 highlights IBHA Board Member, Walter Alvarez of the University of California, Berkeley (pp 1-5). Roland Saekow gave presentations on ChronoZoom in China (p 6). Dana Visalli has taught Big History in Afghanistan (pp 7-9). Metanexus is sponsoring the One Day Universe (p 10) and IBHA member Jennifer Morgan gave the keynote address, telling the Big History story  to the American Montessori Conference attended by 3,000 (pp 11-12).

Volume III Number 3 features an essay on sustainability in China by Sun Yue (pp. 1- 4), two book reviews by Cynthia Brown (p. 5), notices of Metanexus’ One Day Universe ( p. 6), a new book by Akop P. Nazaretyan(pp. 7-9), a collage of images presented by Leslye Allen of a Grand Valley State University Big History trip (pp. 10-20 ), and the Graduate Student Big History Research Conference (p. 21).

Volume III Number 2 highlights one of the pioneers of Big History, Dr. John A. Mears of Southern Methodist University, the Big History Summer Institute, held each year at Dominican University of California, and concludes with a reminder about the First Students’ Big History Research Conference and a conference wrap – up session montage put together by Leslye Allen.

Volume III Number 1 highlights Sun Yue of the Global History Center at Capital Normal University in Beijing, China and Melanie During, who studies Big History at the University of Amsterdam.

Volume II Number 9 highlights Neal Wolfe of Dominican University of California and Constance van Hall and the Big History program at Roland Holst School in Hilversum in the Netherlands.

Volume II Number 8 highlights Ken Gilbert and Tracy Sullivan.

Volume II Number 7 highlights Cathy McGowan Russell’s work on “Generous Genes and Teaching the Big History of Life” as well as reflections by David Christian and Fred Spier on our inaugural conference in Michigan last month.  We have a few of the wonderful pictures of the conference taken by Nathan Everett.  Please note the call for papers from The International Society for the Study of Time for its Fifteenth Triennial Conference on “Time and Trace,” June 30 – July 6, 2013.  And we conclude with a chance to order IBHA t-shirts.

Volume II Number 6 highlights the timespirals of IBHA member Karen Kudebeh and the forthcoming volume, From Big Bang to Global Civilization: A Big History Anthology, co-edited by Barry Rodrigue, Leonid Grinnin, and Andrey Korotayev, to be published in 2013 by the University of California Press.

Volume II Number 5 highlights information about the August IBHA conference and the first in a series on graduate study of Big History, featuring David Baker.

Volume II Number 4 begins with a note from our President, David Christian. We follow this with a piece on the newly launched, revised version of Chronozoom, information about the August 2012 IBHA conference, and conclude with a note on IBHA member Connie Barlow.

Volume II Number 3 features Russell M. Genet of California Polytechnic State University and Cuesta College, and an Interview with William Grassie, the founder of the Metanexus Institute

Volume II Number 2 highlights The Stone Age Institute of Indiana University, Bllomington, IN and Nicholas Toth and Kathy Schick.

Volume II Number 1 highlights the First Year Experience in Big History program at Dominican University of California

Volume I Number 6 highlights Michael Duffy, D’Neil Duffy, Jennifer Morgan, and James Lu Dunbar.

Volume I Number 5 highlights Eric J. Chaisson and Nobuo Palette Tsujimura.

Volume I Number 4 highlights Cameron Gibelyou and Barry Wood.

Volume I Number 3 highlights the Center in Moscow for the study of Big History and Systems Forecasting as a part of the Institute of Oriental Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences).

Volume I Number 2 highlights IBHA member Erika Gronek, children’s Big History book author.

Volume I Number 1 of the newsletter highlights Lawrence A. Husick.