Category: Taiwan

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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Lectures at TamKang University

Yesterday I had the pleasure to give some lectures on child mortality in the Netherlands and Taiwan (1860-1940) for students who took courses at the Department of History, TamKang University.

Presentation at Program for Historical Demography

On Friday 30 November I talked about my PhD-project and the future goal of organizing a seminar to discuss the future of comparative historical population studies at the Program for Historical Demography, Academia Sinica. The title was ‘Comparing Populations and Societies: A reflection on the series ‘Life at the Extremes: the demography of Europe and …

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Visiting scholar Program for Historical Demography, Academia Sinica

From today until 19 December I will be a visiting scholar at the Program for Historical Demography. During this period I will present the latest results of my PhD-project and continue my research on the impact of sibship size and composition on infant and child mortality in Taiwan, 1906-1945. 

Presentation at Tzu Chi University & Leaving Taiwan

Yesterday I was invited to give a presentation about my PhD-project for a graduate seminar Social Sciences at the Tzu Chi University. With a small group of people we discussed the literature and process of finding a good topic for research by looking at my project as an example. Also I had the opportunity this …

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Lectures at TamKang University

Yesterday I had the pleasure to give two lectures for students who took courses at the Department of History, TamKang University. One was titled ‘History, what is it good for?’ for the course World History, and the other was ‘Historical Demography: An Introduction’ for the course Historical Demography. In both lectures I used mentimeter to …

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