History Health & Healing Spring meeting: Framing statistics?

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10 maart 2023

We are excited to announce our next HHH meeting, which will take place on March 10th in Nijmegen. This year, the meeting is a collaboration between historical demographers and medical historians.

Medical history meets historical demography

On the 10th of March, the History Health and Healing network will meet with historical demography! This meeting will take place at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, where professor dr. Jan Kok, professor in economic, social and demographic history, will give a word of welcome. The keynote will be given by dr. Evelien Walhout, assistant professor in economic and social history at Leiden University, who has a particular interest in both historical demography and gender history. The programme follows with sessions which cover a range of topics where medical historians and historical demographers can learn from each other. Among the confirmed speakers are also Leo van Bergen, Gemma Blok, Daniel Curtis, Ralf Futselaar, Johan Mackenbach, Mayra Murkens, Paul Puschmann, Björn Quanjer and Martijn van der Meer. We will conclude with drinks in the Cultuur Café, which hopefully will spark new collaborations and inspiration!

Date and time
Friday 10 March, ca. 13.00 – 17.30 h.

Radboud University
Erasmusgebouw (Erasmus Building)
Erasmusplein 1, 6525 HT Nijmegen
Welcome in Zaal E2.54 (room E2.54)

Parking: Heyendaalseweg 141 (parking garage Gymnasion)

Registration: Send an e-mail to historyhealthhealing@gmail.com (and please also indicate your preferences for the parallel sessions: a or b and c or d). As always, participation is free.

Preliminary programme

Word of welcome

Jan Kok (Radboud University)

Key Note lecture

Evelien Walhout (Leiden University) is an assistant professor of economic and social history, with a special interest in historical demography and gender history.

Parallel sessions, round 1

a. Healthy migrants?:

  • Paul Puschmann (Radboud University)
  • Gemma Blok (Open University)

b. “Short lives?” (Biological standards of living, mortality and inequality)

  • Björn Quanjer (Radboud University)
  • Daniel Curtis  (Erasmus University)

Parallel sessions, round 2

c. Infant mortality:

  • Mayra Murkens (Radboud University)
  • Martijn van der Meer (Erasmus University / Erasmus MC)

d. Colonial health in history:

  • TBA
  • Leo van Bergen (independent historical researcher)

Concluding remarks

  • Johan Mackenbach (em. Erasmus MC)
  • Ralf Futselaar (NIOD / Erasmus University)

Drinks in the Culture Café!

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