UCU Migration History Seminar with Tomasz M. Jankowski

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The UCU Migration History Seminar invites you on 3 November 2022 at 18.30 (EET) to a public lecture on “Quantitative Methods in Migration Research. Case Studies from Ukraine and the Netherlands” by Tomasz M. Jankowski.
Venue: online on Zoom.
Register for participation here. After registration, you will receive the author's paper, which will be discussed during the event.

How do we know what motivated people to leave their homes or stay? Were these e.g. poor economic conditions, family ties, earlier migratory experience or all these factors combined? Modern quantitative methods offer insights into decision making which are not available in the narrative sources or even, which were not discernable for those who made the decisions. During the lecture, we will explore the advantages, but also weaknesses of the methods, such as event history analysis and regression, based on case studies from Ukraine and the Netherlands.

About the lecturer
Tomasz M. Jankowski (Ph.D., 2014) works in the fields of historical demography, social history, and Jewish studies. In 2018-2021 he held a position of postdoctoral researcher at the Friedrich Christian Lesser Foundation. He specializes in demography and social history of European Jews. He is the co-author of Hebrew Polish Tango (2019) and author of Demography of a Shtetl. The Case of Piotrków Trybunalski (Brill 2022).

The UCU Migration History Seminar is co-organized by the Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program at the Ukrainian Catholic University with support from the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe at the University of St. Gallen.

To participate, registration is required: https://unisg.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5ArceGgqDgoE9zmiAKqlAFtYjbL1nh84HTd