Workshop for the Systematic Linking of Historical Records

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Call for Papers
January 12, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Demographic History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Economic History / Studies, Public Health, Social History / Studies

Workshop for the Systematic Linking of Historical Records

University of Guelph

Guelph, Canada

May 11-13, 2017

Submissions are invited to a workshop on linking historical records at the University of Guelph, Canada, May 11-13 2017. We are interested in all aspects of historical record linking from the perspective of social and data science, history, social medicine and digital humanities with a particular interest in strategies to measure and minimize bias among the linked records. The workshop will build on discussions at the 2016 SSHA conference and in recent books Lives in Transition: Longitudinal Analysis from Historical Sources (McGill-Queens UP 2015) and Population Reconstruction (Springer 2015).

Please direct a 250 word abstract by January 12 to Kris Inwood The organizing committee consists of Luiza Antonie (U of Guelph), Kees Mandemakers (International Institute of Social History), Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (U of Tasmania), Gunnar Thorvaldsen (Norwegian Historical Data Centre). Some funding to cover local expenses may be available.


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Kris Inwood

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