A series of four lectures on "Big History" will be presented for the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan by Craig Benjamin, Grand Valley State University associate professor in the Department of History and Meijer Honors College. The lecture series runs each Tuesday, October 26 - November 16, at 7 p.m. in the Upper Donnelly Hall, Aquinas College, 1607 Robinson SE, Grand Rapids.
One of the country's foremost authorities on Big History, Benjamin has written, with co-authors Cynthia Brown and David Christian, the first Big History textbook, which will be published by McGraw Hill in 2012. He is also featured in the History Channel documentary "A Big History of Planet Earth," which will be broadcast nationally in 2011.
For more information on this Big History lecture series, visit www.worldmichigan.org.