My name is Tim Riswick, a PhD Candidate at the Radboud Group for Historical Demography and Family History, Department of History, Radboud University Nijmegen. In addition, I am a lecturer in economic and social history, University of Groningen

My research interests include life transitions (mortality, fertility, migration, marriage, social status), family history, inequality in life chances, evolutionary theories, big history, and comparative research on Asia and Western Europe in general. I am also interested in the role of historians in our society and the public debate. Moreover, I always like to try to promote and encourage young professionals, which is also the main reason for chairing the Association for Young Historical Demographers.

On this website you can find my academic work, my voluntary work in Museum de Kantfabriek and all other ideas and subjects I would like to share with the world.

Xingchen Lin visits the Radboud Group

ChiaChi, Xingchen, Lin is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, TamKang University, Taiwan, and one of the co-authors of my articles for my PhD. During her visit we could discuss our ongoing research together with Jan Kok and Theo Engelen.

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Last day in Taiwan

Today was the last day in Taiwan, after a very useful stay to analyze new data from my PhD project on the impact of sibling size and compostion on child mortality during the colonial period in Taiwan. I used it to read some books and reflect on my findings from the mountains with a nice …

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