IBHA Conference

The International Big History Association (IBHA) promotes and supports the academic field of Big History by means of teaching and research and by sponsoring activities related to them. As part of that endeavor, the IBHA organizes biannual Big History conferences. Its inaugural conference in 2012 was held at Grand Valley State University, its 2014 conference held at Dominican, and its 2016 conference at University of Amsterdam.

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IBHA 2014 Closing Reception on the Dominican Campus

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Members of the IBHA Board - Alvarez, Spier, Christian, Brown, Voros, and Rodrigue - at a panel about the future of Big History

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Dominican faculty Bower and Behmand enjoy a chat with Walter Alvarez and his spouse

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Renowned cosmologist Brian Swimme giving a presentation on the Dominican campus

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The two co-authors of Big History, the textbook, Benjamin Craig and David Christian, enjoy a chat at IBHA 2014

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The new IBHA Board is introduced in Guzman Lecture Hall - the room was formerly a library and featured in the first Indiana Jones movie

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Dominican faculty May, Bower, Taylor, and Simon raise a glass with David Christian, the founder of modern Big History

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Dominican's resident Big Historian, Cynthia Brown, on a panel with Mojgan Behmand and David Christian

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Dominican's Director of First Year Experience Big History, Dan May, with David Christian, the founder of modern Big History

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Teaching Big History author and co-author and co-editor Richard Simon gives a compelling teaching demonstration at IBHA 2014

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Walter Alvarez, the scientist widely known for developing, in collaboration with his father, Nobel laureate Luis Alvarez - the theory that an asteroid impact led to the extinction of the dinosaurs