Block 1: 9:00-10:30 Parallel sessions

Block 1: 9:00-10:30


1 The world meets Europe (1)

Willem Van Croy Room in Convent of Chièvres building

Chair and discussant: James Lee

Epidemiologic transition in Russia: how it is different from the European model?

Denis A. Ananyev, Vladimir A. Isupov and Vladimir A. Lamin

Immigration and the health of children: lessons from the US at the turn of the 20th  century

Martin Dribe, J. David Hacker and Francesco Scalone

Colonialism, extractive institutions and pre-industrial inequality - the rural distribution of wealth in the colony of Sierra Leone in the early 19th century

Klas Rönnbäck and Stefania Galli


3 Infant and child mortality (1)

Sint Barbara Room in Convent van Chièvres building

Chair and discussant: Lucia Pozzi

Premature mortality in Victorian England and Wales: an analysis using registration districts

Jon Anson

Social differences in infant mortality in 19th century Rostock: a demographic analysis based on church records

Michael Mühlichen, Rembrandt D. Scholz and Gabriele Doblhammer

The impact of short-term economic stress on infant and child mortality in southern Sweden, 1689-1812

Tommy Bengtsson and Luciana Quaranta

Between rivalry and support: differences in infant and child mortality risks of brothers and sisters in Zhu Bei and Dong Gang

Tim Riswick, Chia Chi Xing Chen Lin and Ying-Hui Hsieh


4 Sanitary intervention and the mortality decline

Bisschopskamer in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Josep Bernabeu Mestre

Sanitary reforms and mortality in large cities in German speaking Switzerland 1850-1950

Joël Floris and Kaspar Staub

The social anatomy of a sanitation shock: variation in mortality and morbidity outcomes of sudden typhoid exposure through piped water by neighbourhood in the city of Tampere, 1916

Sakari Saarista and Jarmo Peltola

Sanitary interventions and mortality in England and Wales, 1851-1910: a geographical analysis

Bernard Harris and Andrew Hinde

Water and sewage provision during early life and its mortality consequences – a micro level analysis of Sweden

Björn Eriksson and Jonas Helgertz


5 Migration, settlement patterns and social inclusion from the 19th century to today

H. Geesttafel Room in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Colin Pooley

Segregational differences between ethnic minority household types

Ad Coenen, Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe and Bart Van de Putte

Social inclusion among Flemish and Walloon migrants in Brussels, 1795-1914: assortative mating in a context of changing political regimes, growing inequality and shifting language practices and policies

Paul Puschmann and Koen Matthijs

The geography of arrival: spatial settlement patterns of foreign newcomers in Antwerp during the second half of the 19th century

Hilde Greefs and Anne Winter

Micro-urban topography, spatial and social distribution of Martigues’s population at the very beginning of the 18th century

Isabelle Séguy, Davide di Frano, Nicolas Bernigaud, Stéfan Tzortzis and Arnaud Bringé


6 Sexuality and the medical and paramedical: a gender approach for the 19th and 20th century

Sint Anna Room in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Virginie De Luca Barrusse

Shifting responsibilities over female reproductive bodies: an analysis of birth control in the Soviet Union between 1955-1980

Chizu Saito and Yuliya Hilevych

Changing medical knowledge and practice: diagnosing and treating gonorrhoeal and syphilitic infertility, 1880-1914

Anne Hanley

Women doctors and contraception, transfer of knowledge, England-France (1935-1970)

Caroline Rusterholz

Si elles veulent, quand elles veulent: comment les sages-femmes ont aidé les femmes à contrôler leur fertilité (France, 20e siècle-début 21e siècle)

Nathalie Sage Pranchère