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Cyberseminar on “Theoretical and Methodological Issues of the Analysis of Population Dynamics and Supply Systems”

Cyberseminar on “Theoretical and Methodological Issues of the Analysis of Population Dynamics and Supply Systems”2-13 February 2009

The Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) invites you to participate in this upcoming cyberseminar organized in collaboration with the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) to examine the theoretical and methodological aspects of research into the population-environment nexus. The starting point in this seminar is an interdisciplinary, social-ecological approach to population dynamics which allows structuring the nexus of population, environment and society in theoretically and methodologically novel ways. It focuses on the interactions among demographic changes and supply systems such as water, food, and energy. The approach seeks to be applicable to different population dynamics (e.g. migration, population growth and decline, urbanization, household structures), as well as to different socio-economic and cultural contexts. To read the full description of the seminar, access background papers and sign up to participate in this cyberseminar please go to:

Joint Summer School of the IUSSP and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)

Joint Summer School of the IUSSP and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) On: Frontiers of Formal Demography

Organizers: Graziella Caselli (IUSSP), Heiner Maier (MPIDR)

Date: 2-10 June 2009 (eight lecture days, Sunday free)

Place: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

Copyright class offered at the University Library

Copyright and Publishing Essentials
Copyright law has a profound impact on the professional lives of university faculty, all of whom are both users and creators of copyrighted material. This session will provide an introduction to copyright questions that most affect scholarly authors, such as: What does copyright protect and for how long? Who owns the copyright? When do you need permission to use other people’s works in your writing and teaching? What is involved in transferring rights to others? How can you protect your interests in dealing with journals and publishers? How can you increase the impact of your work by use of Creative Commons licenses or by depositing your work in Deep Blue?
Two sessions scheduled for Fall 2008:
Wednesday, September 28th from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, in the Faculty Exploratory, Hatcher Graduate Library.
Thursday, November 6th from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, in the Faculty Exploratory, Hatcher Graduate Library.

Call for Papers

IUSSP Scientific Panel on Historical Demography
Call for papers

International Seminar on
Demographic Responses to Sudden Economic and Environmental Change

Kashiwa, Chiba, JAPAN
21-23 May 2009

This seminar will examine the effects of sudden or unexpected economic and environmental change on the demographic behavior of individuals and families. Such changes may be social, political, or economic in origin, stemming for example from financial crises, food price fluctuations, harvest failure, regime change, or war. Alternatively they may be associated with natural disasters, stemming from tsunami, flooding, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Responses differ because while some changes were very rare and almost impossible to prepare for, others were common enough to plan for. We invite papers that examine how community, household, family and individual characteristics conditioned the effects of sudden external changes and led to demographic responses that varied not only across regions or communities, but within them as well.

NCHS Data Users Conference 2008

Registration is open for the NCHS Data Users Conference to be held August 11-13, 2008 in Washington, DC. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required:

Penn State’s 16th Annual Symposium on Family Issues

“Development of Hispanic Children in Immigrant Families” Challenges and Prospects” is the topic of Penn State’s Symposium on Family Issues. The conference will be held October 23-24, 2008.
Information and registration information below:

Call for Papers – 26th Annual IUSSP International Population Conference

Now Accepting Submissions
A call for papers for the IUSSP International Population Conference 2009 in Morocco. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2008.

Public lecture, U-M Center for Global Health

Albrecht Jahn, Ph.D., will discuss “Safe Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Test Case for Global Health,” Monday, April 14, 2008, 4pm – 5pm, 1655 Crossroads Building, School of Public Health I, 109 S. Observatory St.

2008 C2S Summer Biomarker Institute

2008 C2S Summer Biomarker Institute
June 9-11, 2008
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
The institute is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to state-of-the-art methods for integrating biomarkers into population-based, social science research, covering technical as well as conceptual issues associated with biological measurement in naturalistic settings.

Summer seminars and workshops

Stanford Workshop in Formal Demography in Stanford, CA; May 1 – 4, 2008.

Workshops in Advanced Spatial Analysis June and July 2008.

Environmental Demography in Boulder, CO; July 16-18, 2008.

ICPSR Summer Program 2008