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Susan Murphy elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Maggie Levenstein named director of ISR's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Arline Geronimus receives 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

PSC spring 2016 newsletter: Kristin Seefeldt, Brady West, newly funded projects, ISR Runs for Bob, and more

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Michigan Historical Demography Workshop

a PSC Affiliated Research Program

George C. Alter, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, Barbara A. Anderson, Martha J. Bailey, Joshua Cole, Myron Gutmann, Nancy Rose Hunt, Christopher H. Johnson, Hallie J. Kintner, John E. Knodel, James Z. Lee, Bobbi Low, Lisa Neidert, Jeff Strickland, Kenneth M. Sylvester, Maris Vinovskis, David Weir

Historical demography has a long history of important interdisciplinary accomplishments. Classic studies, like Louis Henry's reconstruction of French fertility and the European Fertility Project, changed our understanding of both history and demography. Associates of the Historical Demography Workshop play important roles in major on-going research projects, such as the Great Plains Project and the Eurasian Project on the History of Population and Family Structure. Historical demography combines theories and methods from the social sciences with the appreciation of sources and attention to context that epitomize historians.

The Historical Demography Workshop is a joint initiative of the University of Michigan's Population Studies Center, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, and Department of History.

The Workshop supports:

* Research on key demographic behaviors: fertility, mortality, family formation, and migration.

* Collection, preservation, and dissemination of data describing historical populations.

* Innovation and education in methods of analysis for historical data, such as family reconstitution and event history analysis.

Project website: http://hdw.psc.isr.umich.edu/

Country of Focus: USA

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