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Big History

Held in conjunction with the Centre for Transnational History as part of their annual lecture series and the Centre for Research into the Dynamics of Civilization. Generously supported by the Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.
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Starts: Apr 28, 2014 5:00:00 PM

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Revisiting Ivan Fedorov’s Legacy in Early Modern Europe

Publication date: Feb 12, 2014 11:40:30 AM

Start: May 8, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: May 9, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Location: tbc

Apostle

An event to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Ivan Fedorov’s Acts and Epistles (Apostol) and the 440th anniversary of his Primer (Azbuka). Fedorov is usually regarded as the father of printing in Russia and Ukraine. Supported by SSEES, the Centre for  Eastern European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS), UCL European Institute and UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, the conference will challenge the narrow national views of Fedorov's heritage by offering a transnational approach to the history of early printing. 

Big History

Publication date: Feb 12, 2014 11:33:33 AM

Start: Apr 28, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Location: Anatomy G29. JZ Young Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Global Crisis
  • Geoffrey Parker (Ohio State University), How not to write a global history of the 17th century
  • Respondents: Jonathan Holmes (UCL Geography) and Axel Korner (UCL History)

Held in conjunction with the Centre for Transnational History as part of their annual lecture series and the Centre for Research into the Dynamics of Civilization. Generously supported by the Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.


In this lecture, Geoffrey Parker, Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History at The Ohio State University, will discuss his prize-winning book Global Crisis: war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century (Yale University Press, 2013), which traces the consequences for civilizations around the globe of the 17th century's 'Little Ice Age', when perhaps a third of the global human population perished. It will reflect on the challenges of writing 'big history' and what lessons if any can be learned from this spectacular early modern example of the most pressing problem facing the world today, climate change.