From the Archives: experiences of doing historical demography in Northern Ghana

From the Archives: experiences of doing historical demography in Northern Ghana

Edward Morgan is a PhD candidate (2016-present) with the Population Studies Group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research focuses on reconstructing long term demographic trends in West Africa and understanding how these trends interact with social and economic development. His particular focus is on modern Ghanaian history. African historical demography has received comparatively little attention with respect to the wider field of historical demography. In 1977, the Centre for African Studies at the University of…

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Research Methods in Historical Demography Summer School, Barcelona 4-8th Sept 2017

Research Methods in Historical Demography Summer School, Barcelona 4-8th Sept 2017

Dear colleagues,   The Association of Historical Demography of Spain and Portugal will hold a summer school in Historical Demography in Barcelona from 4th to 8th September 2017. The course aims at providing tools for the construction of Databases in both transversal and longitudinal designs, as well as teaching the main analytical techniques currently used.   The school will be taught by the best researchers in historical and contemporary research and will include presentations by Anna Cabré (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Elisabeth Engberg…

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Update from the board and first newsletter

Update from the board and first newsletter

A lot has happened during the last months after the official launch of the AYHD. A board was formed, ambassadors were elected and a website was created. The first newsletter is another initiative to strengthen the visibility of our association. But what can you expect from us now and in the future? The goal of the AYHD is simple: being both a platform for exchanging knowledge and an organization which stimulates social events for junior scholars in the field of…

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Panels for the International Congress for Young Historical Demographers

Panels for the International Congress for Young Historical Demographers

The deadline for submitting panels for the International Congress for Young Historical Demographers in 23-27 August 2017 in Cluj-Napoca is approaching fast (1 December 2016). In this google document you can see what kind of panels are possible and who could contribute. If you have an interesting topic for a panel or if you want to contribute with a paper to a proposed panel please contact the panel organizer.

First Meeting of the Association for Young Historical Demographers was a success

First Meeting of the Association for Young Historical Demographers was a success

On Tuesday 20 September the first meeting of the Association for Young Historical Demographers took place in Bar del Sol, Leuven: 18 PhD candidates and post-docs from all over Europe discussed the goals and future plans of the AYHD. The general conclusion was that the AYHD should be both a platform for exchanging knowledge on historical demography and an organisation which stimulates social events for junior scholars. Moreover, a first executive board and several ambassadors were elected to coordinate all future events….

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First Meeting

First Meeting

The goal of the Association for Young Historical Demographers is to bring together junior scholars who investigate historical demographic processes. Young does therefore not refer to age, but more to a stage in one’s academic career. We especially welcome BA-students, MA-students, PhD-students, post-docs and other junior researchers to join this group. By offering a platform on which young historical demographers get the opportunity to exchange questions, ideas and their experience, we hope to strengthen the field of historical demography. Moreover,…

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