2023.04.03 Вебинар Big History Studies from Russia: Complexity, Crises, Singularities

Our New Webinar is Coming Soon

We are delighted to announce that we will hold our first webinar in 2023 with the Eurasian Center for Megahistory and System Forecasting in Moscow, the Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts in Pune, and the Oberlin Big History Movement (OBHM) in Tokyo. We especially appreciate that Oberlin technically supports it.

Big History Studies from Russia: Complexity, Crises, Singularities 

Date: Sunday April 16, 2023

Time: 10AM−0 PM in Moscow/ 0:30−2:30 PM in Pune/ 4−6 PM in Tokyo (Other time slots are shown below)

Venue: Free over Zoom (Main Hall of the Obirin Lecture Hall of J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo)

Registration: To sign up, please send an email to the OBHM <bighistorymovement@gmail.com> with your name, affiliation, and email address by the end of Friday April 14 in your local time. For security, we share the link to join the webinar only with those who are registered on the day before it.

Dr. Alexander Panov (Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University)
"Akop Nazaretyan's Contributions to Big History Research"

Dr. Andrey Korotayev (Senior Research Professor, HSE University and Eurasian Center for Megahistory and System Forecasting)
"Complexity Growth Patterns in Big History: Preliminary Results of a Quantitative Analysis"

Nobuo Tsujimura (President, Asian Big History Association)

Dr. Barry Rodrigue (Professor, SSLA, Symbiosis International University)

Please check your local time slots of the webinar:
°    2−4 AM in Quito
°    3−5 AM in New York and Toronto
°    4−6 AM in Brasilia and Buenos Aires
°    8−10 AM in Yaounde
°    9−11 AM in Rome, Madrid, and Amsterdam
°    10 AM−0 PM in Moscow, Helsinki, and Ankara
°    0:30−2:30 PM in Pune
°    2−4 PM in Ho Chi Minh City
°    3−5 PM in Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore
°    4−6 PM in Seoul and Tokyo
°    6−8 PM in Sydney
The host and co-hosts are as follows:
°    Asian Big History Association (Host)
°    Eurasian Center for Big History (Megahistory) and System Forecasting (ECBSF), Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
°    Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA), Symbiosis International University, Pune
°    Big History Collegium, Oberlin Big History Movement (OBHM), J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo

Panov is widely known physicist in the big-history community especially for his future prospects of a singularity coming in this century (His bio: <https://all-andorra.com/the-formation-of-coherent-quantum-mechanics-in-curved-space-time-is-not-simp.... But this time he focuses on great achievements of the late Akop Nazaretyan (1948−2019) rather than his research. As you can see from that fact that a basic guide for big-history researchers, The Routledge Companion to Big History, is dedicated to Nazaretyan and the late Cynthia Brown, Nazaretyan was one of the greatest pioneers of big history (or what he called "megahistory") and the founder of the ECBSF in Russia.

Korotayev is another prominent big historian and a board member of the International Big History Association (In terms of disciplines and specialties, he is macrosociologist, comparative political scientist, and historian. Please see his bio: <https://www.socionauki.ru/authors/korotayev_a/&gt;;).  He has jointly produced many big-history publications including the Big History Anthology series (2015−2017), A Big History of Globalization (2019), The 21st Century Singularities and Global Futures (2020), and his April talk would be a midterm report of his recent research. That is also connected to big-history studies of Nararetyan and Panov.

So, both would be a precious opportunity for us to learn from a different region's accumulation, depth, and synergy of big-history research, which is essential to make big history truly global.