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Seminars

Campop - History of Population and Social Structure

Research seminar series run by the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.

Seminars will take place on Zoom.

The support of the Trevelyan Fund (Faculty of History) is gratefully acknowledged.

Convenors: Romola Davenport (rjd23@cam.ac.uk), Alice Reid (alice.reid@geog.cam.ac.uk) and Leigh Shaw-Taylor (lmws2@cam.ac.uk).

There are no forthcoming seminars scheduled at present.

Previous seminars

  • 16th June 2021 - Tom Heritage (Southampton):
    Poverty, Old Age and Outdoor Relief in Late-Victorian England. Details…
  • 9th June 2021 - Joana Pujadas-Mora (Autonomous University of Barcelona):
    Disentangling marriage seasonality: Family, politics and economy in the Barcelona area, 18th-19th centuries. Details…
  • 28th April 2021 - Eric Schneider (LSE):
    The effect of nutritional status on historical infectious disease morbidity: evidence from the London Foundling Hospital, 1892-1915. Details…
  • 10th March 2021 - Zhongwei Zhao (School of Demography, Australian National University):
    Major macro-socioeconomic driving forces of China’s mortality decline in recent decades. Details…
  • 24th February 2021 - Jim Oeppen (Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics, University of Southern Denmark):
    Can the slope of adult mortality by age be changed? An examination of case fatality for pneumonia under different treatment regimes, 1822-2010. Details…
  • 19th February 2020 - Beata Nowok (University of Edinburgh):
    Season of death: mortality in infancy and beyond in Scotland, 1861-1973. Details…
  • 5th February 2020 - Catalina Torres (University of Southern Denmark):
    Causes of death in Copenhagen, 1876-1900. Details…
  • 12th June 2019 - David Green (KCL), Doug Brown (Kingston University), Kathleen McIlvenna (University of Derby) and Nicola Shelton (UCL):
    Addressing health: sickness and retirement in the Victorian Post Office. Details…
  • 22nd May 2019 - Toke Aidt (Faculty of Economics, Cambridge), Romola Davenport (Cambridge Group) and Felix Grey (Faculty of Economics, Cambridge):
    A new perspective on the role of public investment in sanitation and mortality decline in urban England 1870-1911. Details…
  • 8th May 2019 - Liam Kennedy (Queen's University, Belfast) and Peter Solar (Free University, Brussels):
    The famine that wasn't? 1799-1801 in Ireland. Details…
  • 6th March 2019 - Bob Bennett, Harry Smith, Carry van Lieshout, Piero Montebruno (University of Cambridge):
    The Age of Entrepreneurship: whole-population analysis of trends in entrepreneurship 1851-1911 from the censuses. Details…
  • 20th February 2019 - Alice Reid (University of Cambridge):
    'If only this could be my last': new ideas about reducing family size during the demographic transition. Details…
  • 5th June 2018 - Richard Smith (University of Cambridge):
    Environmental shocks and demographic consequences in England: 1280-1325 and 1580-1640 compared. Details…
  • 22nd May 2018 - Isabelle Séguy (French National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED)) :
    New insights into historical plagues using GIS analysis: towards a retrodiagnosis of the unknown 1705 epidemic in Martigues (Bouches-du-Rhône, South of France). Details…
  • 15th May 2018 - Jean-Pascal Bassino (Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon; Lyons Institute of East Asian Studies):
    Population growth and female status in 19th century Southeast Asia: evidence from parish-level data for the Philippines. Details…
  • 8th May 2018 - Alan Fernihough (Queen's University Belfast):
    Population and poverty in pre-famine Ireland. Details…
  • 6th February 2018 - Eli Nomes (University of Leuven):
    The Mid-Twentieth Century Babyboom and the Role of Social Interaction. An Agent-Based Modelling Approach. Details…
  • 15th May 2017 - James Boyd (Cambridge):
    Commodities, Commerce and Risk: Transforming Access to American Settlement after Napoleon. Details…
  • 20th February 2017 - James Perry (Lancaster):
    Foreign-born migrants in the Integrated Census Microdata, 1851-1911. Details…
  • 6th February 2017 - Carry van Lieshout (Cambridge):
    Drainage and water supply in 18th century London. Details…
  • 23rd January 2017 - Diego Carnevale (Birkbeck):
    Placing the dead in 18th century European metropolis: institutions, economy, beliefs. Details…
  • 23rd May 2016 - Frederik Pedersen (University of Aberdeen):
    White Lies and Alibis: Litigants, Lawyers and Law in Fourteenth-Century York Marriage Disputes. Details…
  • 16th May 2016 - Pavla Jirkova (CERGE-EI, Prague):
    Consignatio Hoc Calamitoso Tempore Pestis: Mortality Specifics of the Plague Year 1680 in Bohemia. Details…
  • 9th May 2016 - Joseph Molitoris (University of Copenhagen):
    Feeling the Squeeze: The Effect of Birth Spacing on Infant and Child Mortality during the Demographic Transition. Details…
  • 15th February 2016 - Joe Day (Cambridge Group, University of Cambridge):
    A Match Made in...Middlesbrough? Migration and the Marriage Market in the Late Nineteenth Century. Details…
  • 8th February 2016 - Mikolaj Szoltysek (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology):
    Did family matter? Family systems, patriarchy, and human capital inequalities in historical Europe. Details…
  • 13th July 2015 - Professor Deng Hui, Peking University :
    Regional Man-land Relationship in the Northern Chinese Frontier in History. Details…
  • 1st June 2015 - Dr Isabelle Devos (Ghent University):
    Female labourers in early nineteenth-century rural Flanders. What's in a name?. Details…
  • 18th May 2015 - Dr Eric Schneider (University of Sussex):
    The influence of infant feeding and disease morbidity on children's growth: evidence from the London Foundling Hospital, 1893-1919. Details…
  • 9th February 2015 - Dr Paul Puschmann (University of Leuven):
    Revisiting the Urban Graveyard Debate: An analysis of mortality differences between natives and migrants in North-Western European port cities: Antwerp, Rotterdam and Stockholm, 1850-1930. Details…
  • 2nd February 2015 - Hannaliis Jaadla (Tallinn University):
    The impact of water supply and sanitation on infant mortality in Tartu (Estonia), 1897-1900. Details…
  • 9th June 2014 - Stefan Öberg (University of Gothenburg):
    Long-term changes in sickness among young men in Sweden, 1851-1930: Evidence from military sources. Details…
  • 12th May 2014 - Dr Antonio Cámara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona):
    The implications of the relationship between height and mortality for historical demography. Evidence from contextual and individual approaches in 19th-Century Spain. Details…
  • 28th April 2014 - Dr Samantha Williams (Cambridge):
    The maintenance of bastard children in London, 1770-1834. Details…
  • 24th February 2014 - Professor Janet McCalman and Dr Rebecca Kippen (University of Melbourne):
    What happened to them? Life courses of convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) 1812-1852. Details…
  • 20th January 2014 - Dr Andrew Hinde (University of Southampton):
    Mortality in English market towns during the 'parish register era', c1550 - c1825 . Details…
  • 10th June 2013 - Eric Schneider, Department of Economics, University of Oxford:
    Real wages and the household: Quantifying the economy of makeshifts of the poor in 18th-century England. Details…
  • 20th May 2013 - Dr Emmanuel Garnier, University of Caen:
    The volcano Laki in 1783: a serial killer? A French-English comparison. Details…
  • 13th May 2013 - Professor Tim Guinnane, Department of Economics, Yale University:
    Sample-selection bias in the historical heights literature. Details…
  • 6th May 2013 - Dr Hiroaki Muppy Matsuura, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford:
    State Constitutional Commitment to Health and Health Care and Population Health Outcomes: Evidence from Historical U.S. Data. Details…
  • 11th March 2013 - Prof. Jeremy Boulton, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Newcastle:
    Clerical policy and local population studies: christening fees in Georgian Westminster. Details…
  • 28th January 2013 - Dr Amornrat Bunnag, Academic Officer, Centre of Doctrine and Strategic Development, Army Training Command, Bangkok.:
    Populating 19th century Siam: war/capture/resettlement versus the recruitment of free labour in a southeast Asian demographic system. Details…
  • 25th June 2012 - ’ Paul Sharp (University of Southern Denmark), Nina Boberg-Fazlic & Jacob Weisdorf (University of Copenhagen):
    (1) ‘New findings from the family reconstitution data.’ and (2) ‘Nothing but a poor man with money? The changing fertility decisions of the rich before the English demographic transition.’. Details…
  • 14th May 2012 - Professor Marjorie McIntosh (University of Colorado):
    Poor Relief and Community in Elizabethan Hadleigh. Details…
  • 30th April 2012 - Eric Schneider (Oxford University):
    Real Wages and the Family: Adjusting Real Wages to Changing Demography in Pre-Modern England. Details…
  • 13th February 2012 - Dr. Peter Kitson (Cambridge Group):
    ‘Industrialisation and the Changing Mortality Environment in an English Community, c. 1600-1684’. Details…
  • 30th January 2012 - Dr. Simon Szreter:
    The prevalence of venereal diseases in 1913. Who was right? Christabel Pankhurst or the Royal Commission?. Details…
  • 16th May 2011 - Professor Michael Anderson, University of Edinburgh:
    Illusions of exactness: counting Scotland's population before 1801. Details…
  • 7th March 2011 - Tim Leunig and Alex Klein (LSE):
    Does Gibrat’s Law hold for all times and all places? A study of the growth of British cities prior to 1913. Details…
  • 21st February 2011 - Morgan Kelly and Cormac Ó Gráda (University College Dublin):
    English Living Standards and Mortality since the Middle Ages. Details…
  • 7th February 2011 - Jelle van Lottum (Cambridge Group):
    Contemporary perceptions of international migrants in England and the Dutch Republic during the 17th and 18th centuries. Details…
  • 27th November 2006 - Dr Aravindra Guntupalli (University of Tübingen):
    Gender inequality and change in stature in India during the Twentieth Century. Details…
  • 13th November 2006 - Tim Leunig (London School of Economics):
    Cities, markets and the sea: Explaining the ups and downs of height in early nineteenth century England and Wales. Details…
  • 30th October 2006 - Richard Wall (University of Essex):
    Widows, wills and economic assets in pre-industrial Britain. Details…
  • 16th October 2006 - Professor Sam Cohn (University of Glasgow):
    Household and plague in early modern Italy. Details…

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