Historical Demography

01 January 2021 → 31 December 2025
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Socio-economic history
history demography
Project description

The Scientific Research Network Historical Demography (HiDo) brings scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds together. HiDo will consist of 14 research groups from Flanders (UGent, KULeuven, and UAntwerpen), Canada, Denmark, Norway, UK, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and Wallonia. HiDo promotes historical demography at the international level by broadening and deepening scientific knowledge and increasing capacity building in collaborative partnerships. HiDo is organised around five Working Groups (WG), each focusing on a particular theme. Two WGs focus on topics in which Flemish historical demography is currently at the forefront (WG I: international comparisons of causes of death, and WG II: long term trends in partner choice, love and marriage), and two WGs work on topics in which research in Flanders is currently underdeveloped (WG III: historical demography of colonial societies and WG IV: citizen science in historical demography). A fifth workgroup aims to foster new collaborations with biologists and geneticists.