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Ir. E. (Esther) Quaedackers MSc

Faculty of Science
Inst.voor Interdisciplinaire Studies
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
  • Room number: C3.112
Postal address
  • Postbus 94224
    1090 GE Amsterdam
  • Profile

    I am a lecturer in big history at the UvA, where I have been coordinating and teaching big history courses since 2006. I have also developed and taught big history courses at Amsterdam University College, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Free University and Utrecht University.

    In addition to big history education I am developing ways to use big history for research purposes. Amongst other things, I have been doing so by writing articles, chapters and a hopefully soon to be published book about the little big history approach, in which relatively small subjects are connected to aspects of big history in order to generate new ideas about how these subjects came to be the way they are.

    University of Amsterdam Big History website
  • Publications



    • Behmand, M., Quaedackers, E., & Kim, S. (2015). Big history at other institutions. In R. B. Simon, M. Behmand, & T. Burke (Eds.), Teaching big history (pp. 56-74). Oakland, California: University of California Press. [details]


    • Grinin, L., Baker, D., Quaedackers, E., & Korotayev, A. (2014). Teaching & researching big history: exploring a new scholarly field. Volgograd: Uchitel Publishing House. [details]


    • Quaedackers, E. (2013). He lan de da li shi jiao yu. Quan qiu shi ping lun = Global history review, 6, 255-261, 471-472. [details]
    • Quaedackers, E. (2013). Tian an men de xiao da li shi. Quan qiu shi ping lun = Global history review, 6, 229-251, 471. [details]


    • Quaedackers, E. (2011). A little big history of Tiananmen. In L. E. Grinin, A. V. Korotayev, & B. H. Rodrigue (Eds.), Evolution: a big history perspective (pp. 269-280). Volgograd: 'Uchitel' Publishing House. [details]


    • Quaedackers, E. (2019). Comenius Teaching Fellow Grant.
    • Quaedackers, E. (2015). Grant from Stimuleringsregeling Open en online onderwijs.

    Talk / presentation

    • Quaedackers, E. (speaker) (3-8-2012). A(nother) little big history of Tiananmen, Inaugural International Big History Association Conference, Grand Rapids.
    • Quaedackers, E. (speaker) (25-6-2011). A little big history of Tiananmen, 10th Annual World History Association Conference, Beijing.
    • Quaedackers, E. (speaker) (25-6-2010). Building from a big history perspective, 19th Annual World History Association Conference, San Diego.
    • Quaedackers, E. (speaker) (17-6-2009). How people can use building to influence ecological and social regimes, Fourth International Conference "Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations", Moscow.


    • Quaedackers, E. (organiser) (14-7-2016). International Big History Association Conference, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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  • Ancillary activities
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