First plenary: 16:00-18:30

First plenary: 16:00-18:30

Infirmerie Room in Infirmerie building


Opening speeches

16:00-16:10 Frans van Poppel

                       President of the European Society for Historical Demography

16:10-16:20 Bart Kerremans

                       Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leuven

16:20-16:30 Rik Torfs

                       Rector, KU Leuven

Opening lecture

16:30- 17:00 George Alter  

                              "From Data Scarcity to Data Abundance: The Role of Demographic

                               Models in Historical Demography"

Lessons from the Far East: Japan

Chair: Willy Vande Walle

17:00-17:25 Satomi Kurosu          

                        "Marriage in Early Modern Japan: Family Strategies and

                         Individual Lives"

17:25-17:50 Noriko Tsuya              

                         "Reproduction in Early Modern Japan: Data, Methods,

                          and Findings"

17:50-18:15 Ryuichi Kaneko          

                         "Historical demography of future or understanding the

                          past via population projection"

18:15-18:30 Response by Willy Vande Walle

18:30-18:45 Discussion