Plenary Sessions (New)

ESHD, 21-24 September 2016.

Plenary sessions 

Wednesday 21 September First Plenary Session

 

Opening lecture.

Infirmerie Room in Infirmerie building

   George Alter

    ICPSR, University of Michigan, USA

     From Data Scarcity to Data Abundance:

    The Role of Demographic Models in Historical Demography

                       Bio 

 

First session (Lessons from the Far East: Japan)

Infirmerie Room in Infirmerie building

 

   

    Chair and commentary by Willy Vande Walle

    KU Leuven, Belgium.

    Bio

 

 

  Satomi Kurosu

   Reitaku University, Japan.

   Marriage in Early Modern Japan: Family Strategies and

   Individual Lives

                      Bio

 

   Noriko Tsuya

   Department of Economics, Keio University, Japan.

   Reproduction in Early Modern Japan: Data, Methods, and

   Findings

     Bio

 

   Ryuichi Kaneko

   National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Japan

   Historical demography of future or understanding the past via

   population projection

   Bio

 

Thursday 22 of September Second Plenary Session

 

The relevance of contemporary methods for historical demography

Willem Van Croy Room in Convent van Chièvres building

 

     Chair: Frans Willekens

      Chief Research Coordinator, Max Planck Institute for Demographic

      Research, Germany.

     Bio

 

     David de la Croix

     IRES - Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

       The relevance of quantitative economic theory for historical

       demography

      Bio

 

    Jim Oeppen

     Max-Planck Odense Center, Denmark

    Quantitative Methods for Exploring Population Change:

    perspectives from Epidemiology and Evolutionary Biology

                       applied to Widowhood and Infant Mortality.

                       Bio    

 

    Sebastian Klüsener

    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany.

    Social Connectedness and Social Change

     Bio

 

Friday 23 September Third Plenary Session

 

Broadening perspectives: The global view.

Willem Van Croy Room in Convent of Chièvres building

 

   Chair: Jan Kok 

   Radboud University,The Netherlands.

   Bio

 

 

   James Z. Lee

    Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science,Hong Kong          

    University of Science and Technology,China.

    Inequality and Hard Times in the Past: The Eurasian Population and

    Family History Project 1994-2014

                             (Co-authored with Hao DONG - Princeton)

                      Bio

 

    Ana Silvia Volpi Scott

     University of Campinas - UNICAMP, Brazil

     Historical demography in Brazil: a 50 years history and

     challenges to face

     Bio

 

   Sarah Walters

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom.

     Counting Souls: parish registers for historical demography in Africa

    Bio

 

 

Saturday 24 September 

 

Closing session – Discussion Panel

Willem Van Croy Room in Convent of Chièvres building

 

     Chair: Tommy Bengtsson

         Lund University, Sweden.

      Bio

 

 

     Myron Gutmann

      Director of the Institute of Behavioral Science,University of Colorado

      Boulder,USA.

      Historical demography in an interdisciplinary era

     Bio

    Simon Szreter 

     University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

    Future studies of fertility decline: the personal is political

    Bio

 

   Rebecca Sear

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom. 

   Consilience in demography: the costs and benefits of

   an interdisciplinary approach

   Bio