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.
On Thursday 14 and Friday 15 November the HLCS Conference took place. I had the pleasure to be the main organizer of this conference, which was a great success and addressed many important questions. Click here for the programme. European identity is often closely associated with ideals of inclusion supposedly rooted in a long history
From 28 until 31 October 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’ was organized. It was co-organized by myself. During this seminar new research directions in comparative population history were explored and an innovative and long-lasting research agenda was
On Monday 21 October I taught a lecture and seminar for the class World History at TamKang University, Tamsui, Taiwan.
From today onwards I am resposble for the educational programme of the N.W. Posthumus Institute (the research school for economic and social history of the Netherlands and Flanders).
During the European Society for Historical Demography Conference I saw many interesting sessions, had great conversations, and inspiring discussions about the future of historical demography and the Association for Young Historical Demographers. Moreover, I am very honored to have been awarded the Roger Schofield Award 2019 for the best paper presented by a young demographer!