Author: Tim Riswick
Today Sanne Muurling and myself got the news that our proposal “Death, Disease and Data: Enriching Amsterdam’s civil certificates with cause-of-death and Linked Open Data, 1854-1926” was accepted. The reviewers were very positive: “This is a very well-defined, clearly delineated project; (…) it is clear their research will benefit from the fellowship project and contribute
Today I presented my dissertation at the PhD session of Uniting Streams, a working group for Global Health researchers within the Dutch Society for Tropical Medicine & International Health (NVTG). It was part of the scientific part of the annual meeting of the NVTG.
Today I presented the paper by Angelique Janssens and myself as part of the SHiP-network ‘What was killing babies in Amsterdam? A study of infant mortality patterns using individual level cause-of-death data, 1856-1904’ at the Economic History Society (Virtual) Annual Conference. It was part of the session ASIA: INFANT MORTALITY IN PORT TOWNS, and all
Today the special Issue “Not Like Everybody Else. Essays in Honor of Kees Mandemakers” was published. I contributed to this special issue with the article ‘Enriching the HSN With Individual Causes of Death. A Database for a Life-Course Analysis of Victims and Survivors‘. The focus of the article was on how a newly created database
During the last days I was actively involved in presenting, chairing and commenting in several sessions. I was happy to present some first results of our project ‘Lifting the burden of disease. The modernisation of health in the Netherlands: Amsterdam 1854-1926’. Although it was a virtual conference, it was still very interesting. In the following
Today, I gave an interactive virtual masterclass ‘Zijn Antivaxers niet van alle tijden? De pokken epidemie van 1871 en de corona epidemie nu’ for high school pupils. In the masterclass he discussed the latest national smallpox epidemic in the Netherlands (1870-72), the measures that were taken against it, and the debates about vaccination. In addition, he compared
During the General Assembly of European Society of Historical Demography on Wednesday 9 December 2020 I was officially elected to serve as a council member for the period 2020-2024. The ESHD is a scientific society having as its aim the promotion of the study of historical demography in Europe. To achieve this aim, ESHD fosters
I successfully defended my PhD dissertation! It was a great experience. Thank you to everyone for your encouragements during my PhD. And of course a special thanks to my supervisors Theo Engelen and Hilde Bras, and all committee members.
From today onwards I will be working as a postdoctoral researcher in the project ‘Lifting the burden of disease. The modernisation of health in the Netherlands: Amsterdam 1854-1940‘. In this project we use unique data to contextualise death and disease at the individual level and to move beyond high aggregations and limited disease classifications set
On Friday 20 December 2019 the new exposition archeology was officially opened at Museum de Kantfabriek. I had the honor to explain to the audience how the project came about, and Xavier van Dijk explained what one can see. This new exposition displays the profession of the blacksmith, and all archeological objects associated with it.