Creating life course datasets from historical population sources: the case of Suriname 1830-1950

Rick Mourits (Radboud University) The life course approach to study sociological and demographic phenomena has often been limited to contemporary and/or western populations. Our ambition is to extend this approach to non -western and historical populations, but this puts high demands on data gathering. The presentation will discuss the particular challenges for the creation of…

Melanie Imming

Melanie Imming (Independent Consultant) Melanie Imming is an independent consultant with years of experience helping leading cultural and academic organisations develop their strategy around topics including Digital Preservation, Digital Cultural Heritage, Open Science and FAIR data. She is involved in different expert groups and networks. These include the scientific committee of OPERAS (the Research Infrastructure…

Keynote: Network Reconstruction: Why and How?

Frank P. Pijpers (Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and University of Amsterdam) The Dutch national statistical agency (CBS) is now spending some considerable effort on mapping out the network of connections between people, and connections between enterprises. In my talk I will discuss why such relationships are so important for national statistics and give some highlights of…

Population-scale social network analysis

Frank Takes (Leiden University, POPNET) Country-wide administrative register data, as studied within the POPNET project, enables the discovery of population-scale insights into contemporary social scientific problems such as segregation, inequality and poverty. This talk considers responsibly anonymized population-scale social network data on all 17 million inhabitants of the Netherlands. The formal links in this social…