David Christian

 

 


 

David Christian (D.Phil. Oxford, 1974) is by training a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union. In 1989, he began teaching courses on 'Big History' at Macquarie University, surveying the past on the largest possible scales, including those of biology and astronomy. David is the author of ‘Maps of Time’, the first text on Big History. He recently co-authored ‘Big History: Between Nothing and Everything.’ David is a Distinguished Professor of History at Macquarie University, founder with Bill Gates of the Big History Project, and Director of the Big History Institute.




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We currently face unprecedented challenges on a global scale. These problems do not neatly fall into disciplines. They are complicated, complex, and connected. Join us on this epic journey of 13.8 billion years starting at the Big Bang and travelling through time all the way to the future. Discover the connections in our world, the power of collective learning, how our universe and our world has evolved from incredible simplicity to ever-increasing complexity.

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