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Teaching at University of Groningen

From today until August I will teach some courses in economic and social history at the University of Groningen.

Day for Young Historical Demographers

More than 40 young (historical) demographers participated by giving oral and poster presentations or by attending the workshops by Vlad Popovici and Petr Tureček on how to deal with historical demographic sources and databases. These teaching materials are already on- line so if you were not able to attend, you can still go through them …

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Masterclass with George Alter

Today was the masterclass with George Alter which I organized. He gave an interesting talk and useful feedback to everyone.

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.

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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Special section in The History of the Family on Siblings and Life Transitions published

Yesterday the special section ‘Siblings and Life Transitions‘ of which I (together with Theo Engelen) was a guest editor for The History of the Family was published. This also includes the introduction I wrote about future of studying sibling effects. T. Riswick & T. Engelen, ‘Siblings and Life Transitions: Investigating the Resource Dilution Hypothesis across Historical Contexts and Outcomes‘. The History of …

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