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N.W. Posthumus Conference and Book

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. 

European Social Science History Conference 2018

The European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) in Belfast  April 4-7, 2018, was a great success and I had the chance to present and chair in some very interesting sessions. Moreover, the informal event of the AYHD on Friday 6 April was also a very nice gathering of junior scholars in historical demography in the Parlour Bar. 

Participation in the ESSHC 2018:

  • Organizer of, and presenter in, the session ‘Kinship and Child Mortality’, chaired by  Christa Matthys and Kai Willführ was the discussant. Wednesday 4 April 2018 16.30 – 18.30. The papers included in this session were the following:  
    • Emiko Higami , Ken’ichi Tomobe : Perinatal Mortality and Infant Mortality in Osaka in the Early 20th Century : Influence of Industrialization on Maternal Health; 
    • Heejin Park , Bongoh Key : Intergenerational Transmission of Child Mortality in Korea in the Mid-twentieth Century; 
    • Paul Puschmann , Katharina Pink & Kai Willführ & Eckart Voland : Early Life Mortality Experiences and Risky Sexual Behavior in Adulthood. A Case Study on the Effects of Sibling Death Experiences on Out of Wedlock Fertility in 18th and 19th Century Krummhörn, Germany; 
    • Tim Riswick : Between Rivalry and Support: Differences in the Mortality Chances of Brothers and Sisters in Taiwan (1906-1946) and the Netherlands (1863-1910);
    • Alice Velková : The Effect of Grandmothers on their Grandchildren’s Survival (West Bohemia, 1750-1850) .
  • Chair of the session ‘Life Course Approaches to Human Stature’, organized by Jan Kok. Thursday 5 April 2018 11.00 – 13.00.
  • Presenter in the session ‘Child Adoption Practices in the Long 20th Century: Trends and Outcomes’ organized by Yuliya Hilevych, Jan Kok, Nynke van den Boomen & Evelien Walhout. Paper presented: Ying-Hui Hsieh , XingChen ChiaChi Lin & Tim Riswick : Between Rivalry and Support: Differences in the Mortality Chances of Adopted and Non-Adopted Daughters in Taiwan (1906-1946). Thursday 5 April 2018 16.30 – 18.30.
  • Chair of the session ‘Women in Changing Labour Markets’ organized by  Tymofii Brik & Marco H.D. van Leeuwen. Friday 6 April 2018 14.00 – 16.00.


Junior Policy Officer NWO

From 1 January 2018 to 1 July 2018 I will temporarily work as a junior policy officer at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), because of my participation in the Professional PhD Program.

Presentation on IUSSP International Population Conference in Cape Town

The IUSSP International Population Conference is a major international event drawing over 2,000 scientists, policy makers and practitioners in the global population community to meet and address issues of common concern.  The Conference takes place once every four years, providing a unique forum for population experts to take stock of recent research on population trends and issues and to debate possible actions and policy responses to the challenges posed by population phenomena. I also contributed to the conference with an oral and poster presentation.

Tim Riswick, ‘Between Rivalry and Support: Differences in Infant and Child Mortality Chances of Brothers and Sisters in the Netherlands (1863-1910) and Taiwan (1906-1946)’, in: Patterns of mortality in the past, Monday 8:30-10:00, 30-10-2017. Click here for the presentation. 

Tim Riswick, ‘Between Rivalry and Support: Differences in the Mortality Chances of Adopted and Non-Adopted Daughters in Taiwan (1906-1946)’, in: Poster Session: Health, mortality and longevity I, Monday 12:00-13:00, 30-10-2017. Click here for the poster. 

Presentatie Historicidagen

De Historicidagen 2017 werden van 24 tot 26 augustus in Utrecht gehouden, op initiatief van KNHG in samenwerking met Universiteit Utrecht. Drie dagen vol inspirerende lezingen, debatten en workshops over alle mogelijke aspecten van geschiedbeoefening nu, voor alle historici: studenten, docenten, onderzoekers, historici werkzaam in archieven, musea, erfgoed, zzp-ers, kunsthistorici en publiekshistorici.

Ook de Radboud Group for Historical Demography and Family History was aanwezig met een panel Vijfentwintig jaar Historische Steekproef Nederlandse bevolking. Een reflectie op interdisciplinair onderzoek op zaterdag 26 augustus van 11:00 tot 13:00. In deze sessie heb ik ook een presentatie gehouden:

‘Verschillen in Oost en West: de invloed van broers en zussen op de sterftekansen van jonge kinderen in Taiwan en Nederland, 1863-1945’

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