Tim Riswick

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Tim Riswick was born on 17 November 1989 in Venray, the Netherlands. After finishing secondary school at Dendron College in Horst in 2008, he completed his bachelor degree bene meritum in History in 2011, and research master cum laude in Historical Studies in 2013 at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In the same year, he started his doctorate with a grant from the N.W. Posthumus Institute at the Department of Economic, Social and Demographic History at Radboud University. In the course of his PhD project, he was a guest researcher at the chair group Sociology of Households and Consumption at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and at the Program for Historical Demography at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He presented his research at several international conferences, including the European Social Science History Conference, the International Population Studies Conference, and the European Society for Historical Demography Conference. At this last conference he won the Roger Schofield Award for the best paper by a young scholar (2019). He successfully acquired funding for co-organising the NWO-MOST Joint Seminar ‘Life at the Extremes 2.0: A New Research Agenda for Studying Historical Life Courses in the Netherlands and Taiwan’ at Academia Sinica in October 2019. From May 2020 onwards he started working as a postdoctoral research in the project ‘Lifting the burden of disease The modernisation of health in the Netherlands: Amsterdam, 1854-1926’ at Radboud University.

Next to his scientific research, Riswick was active in many other functions in (academic) organisations. From 2013 onwards he is a board member of Museum de Kantfabriek, responsible for collection and project management. He lectured at several summer schools and in bachelor courses at Radboud University (2015-2017), TamKang University (2016-2019), and University of Groningen (2019-2020). In addition, he was elected to be a member (2015-2016) and vice-president (2016-2017) of the Work Council (OR) of Radboud University on behalf of the PhD Council Nijmegen (PON). In 2016 he co-organized, together with Laurien Zurhake, the debate series ‘Criteria van waarde in de geschiedbeoefening’ on behalf of the Royal Netherlands Historical Society (KNHG). The Association for Young Historical Demographers (AYHD) was created in 2016 and from that time onwards he became the president of this organisation that aims to bring together junior scholars who investigate historical demographic processes. In 2018 he worked for six months as a junior policy officer at the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) as part of the Professional PhD Programme. In 2019 he joined the editorial board of The History of the Family as social media editor. From September 2019 onwards he started working as Education Programme Director of the N.W. Posthumus Institute.