4th Conference European Society of Historical Demography
The 4th ESHD conference leading theme is ‘Human–environmental nexus in the past: understanding links between demographic variability, ecology and disease’.
Participants are encouraged to engage with and link across three different streams of historical social science analysis:
- the diversity of historical demographic behaviour across space and time;
- the study of historical health, disease, and morbidity conditions;
- human-environmental interactions in the past.
Example research questions might be:
- How do environmental conditions affect demographic behaviour across space and time?
What was its mechanism, its major drivers, and the latter’s interaction with socioeconomic, cultural, and other factors?
- How far does the demographic and environmental specificity of historical populations help us understand the different ways that they responded to external epidemiological stressors?
- Can the links between demographic variability, ecology and disease be explained in a universal model, or should we rather consider many geographically disparate relationship patterns and interactions?