Esther Quaedackers

Esther Quaedackers is a lecturer in Big History.
Since 2006, she has coordinated and taught Big History courses at the University of Amsterdam, Eindhoven University of Technology, Amsterdam University College, the Free University and Utrecht University.
Esther has written several articles and book chapters about teaching big history and about her research interest, the 'Little Big history of Tiananmen'. In her research, she uses the Little Big History approach, an approach she developed for exploring small scale subjects as seen from the perspective of Big History, to analyse Tiananmen, also known as the Gate of Heavenly Piece, in Beijing.
Esther is a founding member and the current secretary of the International Big History Association.
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Big History - From the Big Bang until Today (Coursera)

Welcome to this Big History course! In this course, renowned scientists and scholars from the University of Amsterdam and beyond will take you on a journey from the Big Bang until today while addressing key questions in their fields. After completing this journey you will have developed a [...]
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