News & activities

For a session proposal for the 5th Conference of the European Society of Historical Demography at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) we invite papers in the broad area of African Population and Health History. We encourage submissions of papers which describe and engage with the availability and usability of data sources for historical demography and the history of health, healing and medicine in Africa.

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November 2022

Did you miss out on the Nature and Nurture Workshop we hosted earlier this fall? Check out the video of the complete workshop here

November 2022

Take a look at the final programme of the Nature and Nurture Free Day Workshop we are hosting this fall in the beautiful city center of Leuven and register. 

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August 2022

The aim of this workshop is to bring scholars from various fields in the humanities and social sciences together that study patterns and shifts in human mating behavior using data from matchmaking media and agencies. 

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July 2022

Besides different HiDo members presenting, HiDo Working Group Coordinators Paul Puschmann (RU Nijmegen) and Joana Maria Pujadas Mora (CED Barcelona) present with a session at the conference Of The European Society Of Historical Demography (Madrid, 2-5 March 2022)

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March 2022

An Initiative of the Scientific Network for Historical Demography (HiDo)

We invite paper and poster presentations that deal with topics concerning the intersection of historical demography and genetics. We welcome empirical papers, but also theoretical and methodological contributions. The intention is to publish the papers of the workshop in a special issue of an international peer-reviewed journal, that is interdisciplinary in nature, such as PLOS ONE or Biodemography & Social Biology. 

February 2022

Congratulations to our network member Sofie Claerhout (KU Leuven) who has won the 2021 Flemish PhD Cup 2021 and People’s Choice Award for communication about her doctoral work on the Y-chromosome, genealogy and DNA. Well done Sofie! Sofie is actively involved in our research group ‘exploring the links between genetics and historical demography’.

13 october 2021

In collaboration with the SHiP network, HiDo members participated with two sessions on “Religious Differentials in Causes of Death, 1850-1940” at the biannual conference of The European Association for the History of Medicine and Health in Leuven, 7-10 September 2021. 

september 2021

Within the framework of the HiDo Working Group II (Partner choice, love and marriage), we intend to organize a session at the conference of the European Society for Historical Demography (ESHD) in Madrid, Spain. (March 2-5, 2022)…

10 september 2021

In the framework of the HiDo working group III (Colonial Societies) we aim to organize a first session at the conference of the European Society for Historical Demography (ESHD) in March 2021 in Madrid, Spain.  (March 2-5, 2022).

10 september 2021

Check in regularly for updates on our project

1 september 2021