Expanding World Views: Astrobiology, Big History & Cosmic Perspectives

Earth's Glow, the Moon and a Starry Night, July 5, 2019 (NASA)
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University of London, 19/20 September 2019

This two-day event Expanding World Views: Astrobiology, Big History and Cosmic Perspectives held under the auspices of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, the UCL/Birkbeck Centre for Planetary Sciences and the Birkbeck Centre for Legal Futures, University of London, builds on two relatively new intellectual disciplines, the former focussed on searching for life elsewhere in the universe and the latter on integrating human history into the wider history of the cosmos. It will provide a forum for discussing the relationships between Astrobiology and Big History, with an emphasis on their wider intellectual and societal benefits. It will build on an earlier meeting, Expanding Worldviews I, that was held at the Australian National University in July 2018. Among many other notable presentations, Andreas Bummel (Democracy without Borders) will speak about ‘The political implications of a planetary worldview’.

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