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
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