On behalf of the Young Demographers, Department of Demography and Geodemography, the Geographical Institute (Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science), LONGPOP-INT, the European Society for Historical Demography, and the Association for Young Historical Demographers we would like to invite you to the the Day for Young Historical Demographers (6-02-2019) and 10th Demographic Conference of Young Demographers (7&8-02-2019) in Prague!
On the 6th of February, participants will have the possibility to attend lectures, present their research and discuss it with colleagues from other countries or fields of study in the morning with the focus on historical demographic research. You will also be assigned an expert commentator. The working language will be English and except for a few posters, all presentations are expected to be in oral form. In the morning Prof. Dr. Michel Oris (University of Geneva & LONGPOP-ITN Project member) will give a lecture ‘The importance of historical demography for demography’. In the afternoon two workshops are organized that focus on the sources and methods used to build historical demographic databases and conduct analyses. Both workshops are a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises and use R studio: Workshop I ‘Sources for Historical Population Research in Transylvania’by Dr. Vlad Popovici (Babeş-Bolyai University) & Workshop II ‘Programming and IT in Historical Demographic Research’ by Mgr. Petr Tureček (Charles University Prague).
The conference is planned for two days (7th and 8th February 2019) and will take place at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Albertov 6, Prague 2. All participants will have the possibility to present their actual research and discuss it with colleagues from other countries or fields of study. Although the conference is focused mostly on Ph.D. students of Demography, all young (or a bit older) researches (not only demographers – a section for non-demographers is planned) will be welcomed. The working language will be English and except for a few online posters all presentations are expected to be in oral form. At least one section will be devoted to presentations of research based on usage of the SAS software. The SAS Institute of the Czech Republic and the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, partners of the conference, will award a prize of the best presentation using the SAS software or the best presentation with social context.
Prof. Dr. George Alter (University of Michigan & LONGPOP-INT Project Member) will give a key-note lecture ‘Historical and Contemporary Fertility Transitions in Comparison’ during this event. This key-note lecture is made possible because of financial support by the LONGPOP-INT project and the European Society for Historical Demography. Dr. Tomas Sobotka (Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW) will give a key-note lecture ‘Fertility in rich countries: trends, surprises and underlying factors‘.
If you are interested in active participating on conference or workshop, please submit the title of your proposed presentation, a short abstract in English (maximum 250 words) and 3–5 keywords via registration form (the link could be found on our website http://www.demografove.estranky.cz/en/) before the 14th November 2018. You will be informed about the acceptance before the 14th December 2018 (after that you will be informed about the submission of your paper to the conference days or to the workshop).
If you are interested in being a passive participant on the conference and workshop, please use this passive-registration form before the 14th November 2018. You will be informed about your acceptance of your passive participation before the 14th of December 2018.