Culture Meets Demography. Key Concepts of Demographic Research in Historical and Cultural Perspectives
Organized by the research project Generationen in der Erbengesellschaft. Ein Deutungsmuster soziokulturellen Wandels at the Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin.
Sponsored by VolkswagenStiftung.
DemoChronics: Historical Conceptions
Sigrid Weigel (ZfL Berlin): Perspectives for a Cultural Demography
Pascale Laborier (Centre Marc Bloch Berlin): Population Statistics as a Political Instrument
Jörg Thomas Richter (ZfL Berlin): Providential Numbers: Counting People in Late Eighteenth-Century North America
Lars Behrisch (University of Bielefeld): Statistics in Ancien Régime Politics: France and Germany in the Eighteenth Century
Wolfgang Schäffner (Buenos Aires): The Birth of the Average Man
Theodore M. Porter (University of California, Los Angeles): Lineages of Insanity: From Medical Case Histories to Statistics
Friday, July 3, 2009
DemoTopics: Conceptual Arenas
Sebastian Klüsener (MPI for Demographic Research Rostock): Capitalism vs. Communism, or rather Pauperism vs. Peuplierung? Exploring the Origins of the German East-West Divide in Non-Marital Fertility
Mikołaj Szołtysek (MPI for Demographic Research Rostock): Historical Family Systems and the European Great Divide: Persistence of the Past or Persistence of Perspective?
Veronika Lipphardt (Humboldt University Berlin): Population and Evolution: Biological Expertise and Demographic Knowledge
Ursula Ferdinand (Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster): From the Rationalisation of Sexual Life to a Cultural-Science-Based Sexology: The Development of Julius Wolf’s Idea of Birth Rate Decline
Martin Kohli (European University Institute Florence): The Field of Intergenerational Transfers: How We Construct Demographic Concepts
Heike Kahlert (University of Rostock / ZiF Hildesheim): Demographic Change as Change in Gender Relations? Critical Reflections on the Theory of the 'Second Demographic Transition'
Ulrike Vedder (ZfL Berlin): Literary Demography: Contemporary Generational Novels
Ohad Parnes (ZfL Berlin): Aging and Senescence in the History of Demography
Saturday, July 4, 2009
DemoLogics: Cultural-Political Interferences
Sandra Krapf (MPI for Demographic Research Rostock): Political Demography: A New Cross-Disciplinary Approach
Susan Greenhalgh (University of California, Irvine): "Too Many Chinese!" Population Science and the Making of Chinese Politics and Culture
Christina Benninghaus (Ruhr University Bochum): Biblical Figures, Statistical Values and Personified Hedonism: Visualizing Childlessness in Modern Germany
Thomas Macho (Humboldt University Berlin): "Death Sang to Sleep with Lullaby": Disputing Infant Mortality
Tom Fricke (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor): Demography's People: Culture, Relationship, and Personhood in the Demographer's Craft
Stefan Willer (ZfL Berlin): Demography and the Future: A Cultural Approach