Monday 17 April
11:15–13:00: Research: Health and Fertility
Eric Schneider (LSE), Atmospheric Pollution and Child Morbidity from Respiratory Diseases: Evidence from the London Foundling Hospital 1897-1914.
Romola Davenport (Cambridge), The Historical Impact of Malaria in Britain, A Pilot Study.
Violetta Hionidou (Newcastle), Birth Control Methods Employed During Greece's Fertility Decline.
14:00–15:45: Research: Big Data: Prospects and Problems
Lee Williamson (Edinburgh), Building the Scottish Historic Population Platform (SHiPP): Creating Research-ready Data using Scottish Civil Registration Certificates (births, deaths and marriages 1855-1973) - plans, progress and initial findings.
Hilde Somerseth (Arctic University of Norway), A Critical View of Reported Age in Norwegian Historical Population Microdata.
Chris Minns (LSE), The Geography of Economic Opportunity in 19th century Canada.
15:45-16:15: Coffee Break
16:15–17:30: Teaching: Interdisciplinarity in the Classroom
Wendy Sigle (LSE), Chair
Speakers: Rebeca Gomez Betancourt (University of Leon 2) and Rebecca Sear (LSHTM)
17:30–18:00: Reflections on the Day
19:00 – Dinner (by invitation)
Tuesday 18 April
9:30–11:15: Research: Marriage
Faustin Perrin (Lund), Gender Equality, Marriage Patterns and the Demographic Transition.
Joe Day (Bristol), Marriage is Hard Work: Women's Work in the Breadwinner Economy.
Xizi Luo (LSE), Parental Dictates: Marriage Sorting and Social Mobility in Imperial China, 1614-1854.
11:15–11:45: Coffee Break
11:45–12:45: Teaching: Introducing Students to Historical Demography: Transitions
Nicola Shelton (UCL), Chair
Speakers: Josephine Ackah (LSHTM), Sarah Rafferty (ONS), Alice Reid (Cambridge) and Nilofer Sait (LSE)
13:45–14:45: Teaching: Sources
Eilidh Garrett (Edinburgh), Chair
Speakers: Neil Cummins (LSE), Violetta Hionidou (Newcastle), Tim Riswick (Radboud University) and Hilde Sommerseth (Arctic University of Norway)
14:45–15:15: Coffee Break
15:15–16:15: Teaching: Quantitative Methods Across Disciplines
Eric Schneider (LSE), Chair
Speakers: Hampton Gaddy (Oxford), Mike Murphy (LSE) and Faustine Perrin (Lund)
16:15–16:30: Closing Discussion