Workshop: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Research and Teaching in Historical Demography

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17/04/2023 - 18/04/2023, All day

London School of Economics
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Researchers and students studying historical demography come from a wide range of disciplines. This variety of disciplines makes the field vibrant, but it also means that students learn about key historical demographic phenomena mostly from a particular disciplinary background. To promote greater understanding and collaboration across disciplines, we are organising a two-day workshop to be held at LSE and online on 17 and 18 April 2023.

The workshop will consist of a blend of research and teaching-focussed sessions throughout both days. In the research sessions, leading historical demographers from different disciplinary backgrounds will present their ongoing work to highlight the diversity of approaches to historical demography research. The teaching sessions will take a panel format with the purpose of 1) identifying the differences in the way each discipline approaches the teaching of and research in historical demography and 2) beginning to build a consensus on key concepts, methods and approaches that students of historical demography should be taught regardless of their discipline.

Further details, including information on registration can be found on the workshop website.

Organisers: Eilidh Garrett (Edinburgh), Nicola Shelton (UCL), Wendy Sigle (LSE), Neil Cummins (LSE), and Eric Schneider (LSE)