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.
Today the first article of my PhD-thesis is published in the international dubbel blind peer-reviewed journal The History of the Family: An International Quarterly. Below you can find the full reference and download link.
T. Riswick, ‘Testing the Conditional Resource Dilution Hypothesis: The Impact of Sibship Size and Composition on Infant and Child Mortality in the Netherlands, 1863-1910‘. The History of the Family: An International Quarterly (2018).
Today Prof. dr. Theo Engelen – my supervisor – had his farewell lecture ‘Beeld en Werkelijkheid. Over het katholiek huwelijksleven in de periode 1800-1970’. Also a edited volume – of which I was one of the editors and contributors – has been compiled to thank and honor Theo Engelen on the occasion of his retirement from the post of full professor of historical demography.
Paul Puschmann & Tim Riswick (eds.), Building Bridges. Scholars, History and Historical Demography. A Festschrift in honor of Professor Theo Engelen (Nijmegen 2018).
- T. Riswick & P. Puschmann, ‘Introduction’, in: P. Puschmann & T. Riswick, Building Bridges. Scholars, History and Historical Demography. A Festschrift in honor of Professor Theo Engelen (Nijmegen 2018) 11-22.
- T. Riswick, Comparing Populations and Societies: A Reflection on the series ‘Life at the Extremes: the demography of Europe and China’, in: P. Puschmann & T. Riswick, Building Bridges. Scholars, History and Historical Demography. A Festschrift in honor of Professor Theo Engelen (Nijmegen 2018) 446-475.
Today was my last day as a junior policy officer at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) – as part of my participation in the Professional PhD Program. It was a wonderful experience, I learned a lot and I am grateful that I was part of the open minded, humorous, well organized and hard working SSH Veni team.
Last Thursday and Friday the annual N.W. Posthumus Conference took place. This year the institute could celebrate its 30th birthday, and therefore Thomas Piketty was invited as a keynote speaker. Moreover, also a book was published describing the history of the Posthumus Institute over the last 30 years. I had the honor to interview Paul Klep for this occasion, which is also part of the book. As always, it was a very nice event.