Author: Tim Riswick
Are you curious about the diseases that plagued Amsterdam in the nineteenth and twentieth century? Do you want to know why mortality has decreased so drastically during the last two centuries? Then surf to www.doodinamsterdam.nl now. ‘Dood in Amsterdam’ (Death in Amsterdam) is our new website, set up by my colleagues and myself. On this website,
On Thursday 9 September a number of research results from our project team were presented at the conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health. In the first session, Sanne Muurling from our research group presented follow-up research that she did together with Katalin Buzasi and myself into the latest national
Sanne Muurling, Katalin Buzasi and myself published a blog post on History Workshop Online about the smallpox epidemic in Amsterdam (1870-1872). Smallpox was the first contagious disease for which a vaccine was invented, yet the history of this final epidemic over 70 years later provides important lessons about how social inequalities continue to shape vulnerability to disease in
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
Vandaag kregen we het positieve nieuws dat onze aanvraag bij het Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds een bijdrage toe te kennen voor de regeling Erfgoedvrijwilligersproject. Het hoofddoel van het project is om onze vrijwilligers en museum verder te professionaliseren. Als eerste, zal onze digitale aanwezigheid versterkt worden door de huidige website te verbeteren door een deel van
Today I obtained my BKO (University Teaching Qualification) based on a portfolio and interview reflection on my teaching experiences of the last years.
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