Family History and Demography

The Family History and Demography Network of the Social Science History Association calls for papers for a variety of panels that have been proposed by network members, and for proposals for additional panels.

We especially appreciate receiving entire panels, consisting of four papers, with panel chair and commentator, but also invite proposals for roundtables, book sessions, or single papers. The list of panels that have already been proposed appear below.

Proposed Sessions - Quality of Record Linkage: Revisiting Methods and Results - Large Linkage Projects - Bridges Between Databases - Machine Learning Methods and Applications - Linking Open Data: Merging Variables Across Databases - Practicalities to measure fertility - Gender Dynamics and Fertility, Historical and Contemporary - Lives of adoptees as a disadvantaged group - Women and Family Property - Single Parent Households - Care of Disadvantaged Children - Pre-Modern East and Central European Migration, Family and Society - World War I and Demography - War in Modern Times - 1918 Flu and its Demographic Effects - Kin Propinquity & Social Networks: Demographic Effects and Methods - Drought, Famine and Environmental Shocks - Population Politics and its Effects

Please contact the Family/Demography Network Representatives for comments, questions, assistance creating a panel, or help with submissions.

Network Representatives


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