International Symposium Big History and Global Evolution

1 ноября 2012

International Symposium

Big History and Global Evolution

October 15-18, 2013

The 1st announcement

On October 15–18, 2013 the Lomonosov Moscow State University will hold International Congress “Globalistics-2013”. In the framework of this congress the Eurasian Center for Big History & System Forecasting in collaboration with the Faculty of Global Processes of the Lomonosov Moscow State University organizes an International Symposium “Big History & Global Evolution”.

Big History is a relatively new field of study. It is a synthesis of disciplines from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, one that seeks to explain all existence – based on the most current scholarly thinking. The definition adopted by the International Big History Association is as follows: “Big History is the attempt to understand, in a unified and interdisciplinary way, the history of the cosmos, earth, life and humanity.”

Similarly to the Big History, the macroevolutionary approach seeks to develop an inclusive view of the Cosmos, Earth, life and humanity by erasing boundaries between disciplines, that is why we have decided to organize a symposium dealing with the Big History and Global Evolution as a single whole.

The symposium will address a wide range of topics, such as:

  • How Big History Works
  • Interdisciplinary Development of Big History
  • Understanding Big History and Evolution
  • Big History Regularities
  • Evolution of the Universe
  • Evolution of the Earth
  • Evolution of Life
  • Social Evolution
  • Different Forms of Evolution: Connections and Comparisons
  • Big History Trends and Phases
  • Teaching Big History


    • Faculty of Global Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University
    • Eurasian Center for Big History & System Forecasting in the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

The Symposium will be held in the framework of the World Congress “Globalistics-2013” organized by the Moscow State University.

We would ask all those who do not exclude the possibility of their taking part in our symposium to fill in the participation form below and to email it to the Symposium conveners by December 15, 2012 to the following addresses:

Prof. Akop Nazaretyan (

Prof. Leonid Grinin (

Prof. Andrey Korotayev (

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