Since our last newsletter we have mainly focused on organizing formal and informal events to take place at the European Society for Historical Demography Conference in Pécs, Hungary. In the preliminary program of the conference, there is already a round table on ‘The Future of the Association for Young Historical Demographers’ scheduled to take place on Friday, 28 June, between 14:00-15:45.
However, we will kick-off the conference with two one-hour informal sessions on Wednesday 26 June, between 14:00-16:00. The first session is ‘Building an Academic Career: Tips and Tricks from Peers’, in which a panel of post-docs will discuss ideas for CV building and answer any questions you might have. The second session is ‘Academic Publishing: Ask the Editors’, where several editors of academic journals introduce themselves and their journal, give tips and tricks about choosing the right journal for publishing your research, and answer
any other questions you might have regarding the publishing process. Lastly, on Thursday 27 June, between 19:00-21:00 we are organizing an informal get together where we can to get to know each other better, exchange research ideas and more importantly have a nice evening with peers. More information on these events will follow soon on our website and social media.
Lastly, just as with populations, associations also change as the result of ‘natural growth’. We welcome a new board member in the person of Sarah Rafferty who will be responsible for social media as our new PR-Officer. Next to a new board member, we welcome an ambassador for all the young historical demographers in Oceania, making our outreach ever more global. We are very happy to welcome Isabelle Cherkesly as part of our group of ambassadors. You can also read more about both of our new additions at the end of this newsletter.
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