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1976 …2020

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2020

What is big history?

Christian, D., 2020, The Routledge companion to big history. Benjamin, C., Quaedackers, E. & Baker, D. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 16-34 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2019

A big history of globalization: the emergence of a global world system

Zinkina, J., Christian, D., Grinin, L., Ilyin, I., Andreev, A., Aleshkovski, I., Shulgin, S. & Korotayev, A., 2019, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature. 284 p. (World-Systems Evolution and Global Futures)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

A science-based origin story for a planet-changing species: "Big History" can help humans understand our growing powers and responsibilities

Christian, D., 22 Oct 2019, Scientific American blogs.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteWebsite contribution

Open Access

Chernobyl: re-creating a nuclear tragedy

Christian, D., 2019, In : History Australia. 16, 4, p. 763-765 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

The Anthropocene Epoch: the background to two transformative centuries

Christian, D., 2019, The Oxford illustrated history of the world. Fernández-Armesto, F. (ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 339-373 35 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The big and the small of it: a conversation on the scales of history between David Christian, Merry Wiesner-Hanks and Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Hughes-Warrington, M., Christian, D. & Wiesner-Hanks, M., 2 Oct 2019, In : Rethinking History. 23, 4, p. 520-532 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Why we need a modern origin story today

Christian, D., 19 Mar 2019, ScienceNordic.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteWebsite contribution

Open Access
2018

Big History meets Minimal English

Christian, D., 2018, Minimal English for a global world: improved communication using fewer words. Goddard, C. (ed.). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 201-224 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Origin story: a big history of everything

Christian, D., May 2018, New York; Boston; London: Little, Brown and Company. 357 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Quantitative historical analysis uncovers a single dimension of complexity that structures global variation in human social organization

Turchin, P., Currie, T. E., Whitehouse, H., François, P., Feeney, K., Mullins, D., Hoyer, D., Collins, C., Grohmann, S., Savage, P., Mendel-Gleason, G., Turner, E., Dupeyron, A., Cioni, E., Reddish, J., Levine, J., Jordan, G., Brandl, E., Williams, A., Cesaretti, R. & 33 others, Krueger, M., Ceccarelli, A., Figliulo-Rosswurm, J., Tuan, P. J., Peregrine, P., Marciniak, A., Preiser-Kapeller, J., Kradin, N., Korotayev, A., Palmisano, A., Baker, D., Bidmead, J., Bol, P., Christian, D., Cook, C., Covey, A., Feinman, G., Júlíusson, Á. D., Kristinsson, A., Miksic, J., Mostern, R., Petrie, C., Rudiak-Gould, P., ter Haar, B., Wallace, V., Mair, V., Xie, L., Baines, J., Bridges, E., Manning, J., Lockhart, B., Bogaard, A. & Spencer, C., 9 Jan 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 2, p. E144-E151 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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32 Citations (Scopus)
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Reply to Tosh et al. Quantitative analyses of cultural evolution require engagement with historical and archaeological research

Currie, T. E., Turchin, P., Whitehouse, H., François, P., Feeney, K., Mullins, D., Hoyer, D., Collins, C., Grohmann, S., Savage, P., Mendel-Gleason, G., Turner, E., Dupeyron, A., Cioni, E., Reddish, J., Levine, J., Jordan, G., Brandl, E., Williams, A., Cesaretti, R. & 33 others, Krueger, M., Ceccarelli, A., Figliulo-Rosswurm, J., Tuan, P-J., Peregrine, P., Marciniak, A., Preiser-Kapeller, J., Kradin, N., Korotayev, A., Palmisano, A., Baker, D., Bidmead, J., Bol, P., Christian, D., Cook, C., Covey, A., Feinman, G., Júlíusson, Á. D., Kristinsson, A., Miksic, J., Mostern, R., Petrie, C., Rudiak-Gould, P., Haar, B. T., Wallace, V., Mair, V., Xie, L., Baines, J., Bridges, E., Manning, J., Lockhart, B., Bogaard, A. & Spencer, C., 26 Jun 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 26, p. E5841-E5842 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

The Noösphere

Christian, D., 16 Jan 2018, This idea is brilliant: lost, overlooked, and underappreciated scientific concepts everyone should know. Brockman, J. (ed.). New York: Harper Perennial, p. 36-39 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2017

A single historical continuum

Christian, D., 2017, History, Big History, and Metahistory. Krakauer, D. C., Gaddis, J. L. & Pomeranz, K. (eds.). Santa Fe, New Mexico: Santa Fe Press, p. 10-37 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

"Complexity, energy and information in Big History and human history"

Christian, D., Dec 2017, 21st-Century narratives of world history: global and multidisciplinary perspectives. Weller, R. C. (ed.). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 111-142 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Solving Complex Problems specialization

Baker, D., Christian, D. & Ross, S., 2017

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual products

The Noösphere

Christian, D., 2017, The Edge.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

Open Access

What is Big History?

Christian, D., 2017, In : Journal of Big History. 1, 1, p. 4-19 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
521 Downloads (Pure)
2016

Foreword

Christian, D., 2016, Big History. London: Dorling Kindersley, p. 8 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introduction

From mapping to meaning

Christian, D., 2016, Creation stories in dialogue: the Bible, science, and folk traditions : Radboud prestige lectures in New Testament by R. Alan Culpepper. Culpepper, R. A. & van der Watt, J. G. (eds.). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, p. 35-47 13 p. (Biblical interpretation series; vol. 139).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2015

Big History: connecting nowledge

Christian, D., Oct 2015

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual products

Big History: Connecting Knowledge

Christian, D. & Baker, D., 2015

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual products

Climate change and the course of global history: a rough journey

Christian, D., Jul 2015, In : Journal of Global History. 10, 2, p. 357-358 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

Dunyā dar guẕar: tārīkh-i kūtāh-i bashar

Translated title of the contribution: This fleeting world: a short history of humanityChristian, D. & Kolini, A., 2015, Great Barrington, USA: Berkshire Publishing. 156 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

History and time

Christian, D., 2015, Our place in the universe: an introduction to Big History. Rodrigue, B., Grinin, L. & Korotayev, A. (eds.). Delhi: Primus Books, p. 54-71 18 p. (From Big Bang to galactic civilizations : a Big History anthology; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Introduction and overview

Christian, D., 1 Jan 2015, The Cambridge World History : Volume I : Introducing World History, to 10,000 BCE. Christian, D. (ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, Vol. 1. p. 1-38 38 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Is anyone in charge of this thing?

Christian, D., 2015, Edge : annual question 2015.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

Is anyone in charge of this thing?

Christian, D., 2015, What to think about machines that think: today's leading thinkers on the age of machine intelligence. Brockman, J. (ed.). New York: Harper Perennial, p. 37-39 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Swimming upstream: Universal Darwinism and human history

Christian, D., 2015, Globalistics and globalization studies: big history and global history. Grinin, L. E., Ilyin, I. V., Hermann, P. & Korotayev, A. V. (eds.). Volgograd: Uchitel Publishing House, p. 138-154 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Cambridge world history: Volume 1: Introducing world history, to 10,000 BCE

Christian, D. (ed.), 2015, New York: Cambridge University Press. 494 p. (Cambridge World History; vol. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

1 Citation (Scopus)

The evolution of big history: a short introduction

Christian, D., 2015, Globalistics and globalization studies: big history and global history. Grinin, L. E., Ilyin, I. V., Hermann, P. & Korotayev, A. V. (eds.). Volgograd: Uchitel Publishing House, p. 258-262 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

We need a modern origin story: a big history

Christian, D., 2015

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual products

Open Access

Writing the History of the Global : Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Christian, D., Apr 2015, In : New Global Studies. 9, 1, p. 93-96 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

2014

[These] days are days of shaking and this shaking is universal ...

Christian, D., 2014, In : Journal of Military History. 78, 3, p. 1096-1100 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

A Planet-changing species: humans in the Anthropocene

Christian, D., 2014, p. 67-73. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Big history

Christian, D., 2014, Architects of world history: researching the global past. Curtis, K. R. & Bentley, J. (eds.). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley, p. 190-214 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Global crisis: war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century

Christian, D., Jul 2014, In : Journal of Military History. 78, 3, p. 1096-1100 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

Swimming upstream: universal Darwinism and human history

Christian, D., 2014, Teaching and researching big history: exploring a new scholarly field. Grinin, L., Baker, D., Quaedackers, E. & Korotayev, A. (eds.). Volgograd, Russia: Uchitel Publishing House, p. 19-40 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The silk road: a very short introduction

Christian, D., 2014, In : Central Asian Survey. 33, 1, p. 119-120 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

What is a good life?

Christian, D., 2014, What should we be worried about?: real scenarios that keep scientists up at night. Brockman, J. (ed.). New York: Harper Perennial, p. 107-109 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2013

Big history: between nothing and everything

Christian, D., Brown, C. & Benjamin, C., 2013, New ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education. 332 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Crafting a new narrative to support sustainability

Collins, D. E., Genet, R. M. & Christian, D., 2013, State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?. The Worldwatch Institute (ed.). Washington: Island Press-Center for Resource Economics , p. 218-224 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Emergence

Christian, D., 2013, This explains everything: deep, beautiful, and elegant theories of how the world works. New York: Harper Perennial, p. 174-177 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Modernity through the eyes of a palaeontologist

Christian, D., 2013, In : Asian review of world histories. 1, 1, p. 151-155 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

Open Access

Sigan-ui jido: Big Hiseutoli

Translated title of the contribution: Maps of time: Big HistoryChristian, D., 2013, Korea: Miyama culture. 848 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

The Green Serpent: Vodka, Marx and primitive accumulation

Christian, D., 2013, Eat History: food and drink in history in Australia and beyond. Eriksson, S., Hastie, M. & Roberts, T. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 143-161 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

What is a good life

Christian, D., 2013, Edge : annual question 2013 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Wood: a history

Christian, D., 2013, In : Australian Journal of Politics and History. 59, 3, p. 497-498 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review