European Social Science History Congress
2012 Glasgow meeting
Family/Demography Call For Papers
Network Chairs: Mary Louise Nagata firstname.lastname@example.org
Per Axelsson email@example.com
This is a very short list of topics proposed for the 2012 Glasgow meeting with the name and contact information of the organizer(s). We encourage you to organize more. The conference will be April 11-14, 2012. The deadline for pre-registration of papers and panels is May 1, 2011. Proposed panels need to have 4-5 papers and chair and discussant. We ask panels to have 4-5 papers because there are always drop-outs and we want to avoid panels with only 1-2 papers at the time of the congress. While one person can serve as both chair and discussant, it is better that these functions are served by different people. None of the presenters in a panel may serve as chair or discussant.
“Historical Demography in Comparative Perspective”
Eilidh Garrett firstname.lastname@example.org and Alice Reid email@example.com
We have had proposals for Scottish Historical Demography and German Historical Demography. Since there is so much interest in visiting topics of historical demography, we encourage paper proposals on any aspect of historical demography that can be included in topical panels addressing fertility, mortality, nuptiality, etc in comparison with Scottish and/or German historical demography.
“The History of Demography in Comparative Perspective”
Heinrich Hartmann firstname.lastname@example.org and Corinna Unger email@example.com
This panel proposes to discuss the history of demography as a scientific field and the role of demographers in societies and in policy making.
“European Long Term History of Families without Marriage: From the bastardy prone sub-society to PACS” Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux firstname.lastname@example.org and Daniela Detesan email@example.com .
This session intends to make links between long term models of illegitimacy in the European past, inegalitarian family transmission systems, female labour migration, sexual nonconformism, secularization of marriage, and the rising socio-demographic importance of stable couples that do not marry and raise children, through the present.
“State Formation and Family Formation, 1500-1800”Arne Solli firstname.lastname@example.org .
This session aims to address the effect of changing state policies towards marriage, division of farm holdings and inheritance or succession practices in shaping practices of family formation during the early modern period.
“Nation Building, Life Course and Family Formation, 1750-1900” Arne Solli email@example.com .
This session aims to address the effect of state policies designed to develop a modern nation state upon life course and family formation. For example, public schools could prevent children leaving home early and serve to standardize life-course transitions.
“The Role of the State in Shaping Family Decisions” Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga Marie-Pierre.Arrizabalaga@u-cergy.fr .
This session aims to address the role of state legislation in shaping family decisions.
“The Effects of Immunization Legislation against Infectious Diseases" Hiroshi Kawaguchi firstname.lastname@example.org
This session aims to compare the effects of legislation regarding immunization legislation in the 19th century.
“Women, Family Income and Expenditure in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries” Beatrice Moring email@example.com
The aim of the session is to analyse the collaborative activities of family members in achieving what has been called “the household income.” Where such data is available it is also the aim to discuss the structure of the family expenditure. The session will welcome papers about earnings of women and children, keeping lodgers as a source of income, consumption patterns affected by the gender composition of the household and of course budget studies. It is a well known fact that, while large quantities of economic and population statistics were collected in the 19th century, data on the earnings of women were often not recorded. It has therefore often been necessary to approach the issue of the economic situation of families through sources that have their origin in social surveys, oral history or even anthropological collections. Some budget studies were however made by statistical offices, in connection with labour and cost surveys, with the intention of finding out the living standard of working families. The question of the earnings of women and children and their importance for the family economy is not only a survival issue, but can also illuminate the power structure within the family and the bargaining of family members to achieve a greater share of the family pool.
“Family Networks and Family Welfare” Alice Kasakoff firstname.lastname@example.org
“Fertility and Reproduction in the Urban Setting” Mary Louise Nagata email@example.com
Theories of urban population claim that high mortality meant that immigration was necessary to maintain the population. But, what about fertility or replacement? If replacement fertility were also high, it could balance the relatively higher mortality. What was urban fertility? At the same time, what we really need to know is not fertility with infant mortality, but replacement and this will allow better comparison with societies where actual fertility information is thin.
“Interfaith, Interethnic and International Marriage” Marilyn Bernard firstname.lastname@example.org and Ioan Bolovan (email@example.com)
This session intends to highlight the way the inhabitants of many countries all over the world looked at interfaith, interethnic and international marriages in the modern era and the way they look at them nowadays. How did the Church, the state, societies and families succeed/or fail to deal with the problem of interfaith, interethnic and international marriages? The panel we propose transcends history, comprising an interdisciplinary approach: anthropology, historical demography, theology and history of mentalities. In such a context, it would be interesting to see how the people looked at interfaith, interethnic and international marriages, basically a way in which, alongside other social and political mechanisms, one could gradually change his or her ethnic and confessional identity.
“European Censuses and NAPP Harmonization” Martin Dribe firstname.lastname@example.org and Per Axelsson email@example.com
This session intends to discuss cross-national differences in enumeration procedures and elaborate linking between different material and databases. We invite papers that examine ways of preparing and harmonizing census data using the international standard format set by the Minnesota Population Center.
“Godparenthood Strategies: A long term perspective” Guido Alfani firstname.lastname@example.org and Vincent Gourdon email@example.com
“In Honour of Robert Woods: Historical Demographer” Diego Ramiro-Farinas firstname.lastname@example.org and Frans Van Poppel email@example.com
Robert (Bob) Woods, one of Britain’s eminent historical demographers who also researched in medical history and population geography died in February 2011 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 61. This panel is intended as a memorial to commemorate his contributions to the field.
“Suburban Populations, 16th to 20th centuries” Fabrice Boudjaaba firstname.lastname@example.org and Virginie De Luca Barruse email@example.com .
Suburbs and their populations, peripheral because of their location and situation of dependence on the city center, are most often the subject of a definition by default; their history has often been written as the continuity of the history of the city itself. Yet in terms of population history, populations in the city and its suburbs can hardly be considered similar populations. It seems that the suburbs offer specific demographic models and specific forms of family organization and residence, characterized by the juxtaposition of a sedentary population and recent immigrant populations, which should not be confused with the models of city centers. How might we juxtapose these models? Does the geographic origin of those who settle in the suburbs lead to a variety of demographic models? In these areas strongly influenced by the intensity of population mobility, can we observe a convergence of demographic behavior between sedentary populations and arriving populations, leading ultimately to the emergence of a demographic model specific to the suburbs? Can we determine a “convergence time”: how fast do demographic models merge into a new model that would be specific to the suburbs? Proposals are welcome for papers that consider demographic characteristics and behaviors (fertility, etc.), migrations, forms of family organizations of suburban populations, or systems of alliance between the people who live in this type of space. The studies should examine the early modern or modern periods. Some of the papers will be published in a special issue of Annales de Démographie Historique.
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