Conferences & Workshops

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  • University Of Lisbon
    June 26, 2018 - June 28, 2018
    Lisbon, Portugal

    The TMC conferences are unique in their dynamic, complex and multidisciplinary approach and focus on migration and surrounding issues, challenges and solutions to them. The scientific programme organizes papers around thematic lines and streams weaved around regions, corridors, country cases as well as global and regional perspectives and theoretical takes on human mobility and population movements with all facets covered from motivations and mechanisms of migration to policies and integration, to irregular movements and demographic and geographic analysis without ignoring the non-movers, host and sending societies. The conference accommodates training workshops, public roundtable discussions, invited talks, oral presentations, poster presentations, special sessions and thematic workshops. The conference series have entertained keynote speeches by distinguished scholars in migration studies. In past conferences, an excellent line of scholars including Saskia Sassen (Columbia University), Oded Stark, Giuseppe Sciortino (University of Trento), Douglas Massey (Princeton University), Barry Chiswick (University of Washington), Philip Martin (University of California Davis), Jeffrey Cohen (Ohio State University), Karen Phalet (KU Leuven), Caroline Brettell (Southern Methodist University), Tariq Modood (University of Bristol), Ibrahim Sirkeci (Regent's University), Gudrun Biffl (Danube University), and several novelists have been keynote speakers.

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
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  • Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bocconi University
    September 3, 2018 - September 6, 2018
    Lake Como, Italy

    The secular increase in the mean age at childbearing is one of the most notable demographic developments of recent decades. This conference will take a multidisciplinary stance to explore the causes and consequences of this process, in order to assess its costs and gains. We welcome the submission of research papers on the potential consequences of childbearing at older ages for the health and well-being of parents, children, and populations, as well as the cultural, socioeconomic, technological, and policy factors that may explain why parents are delaying childbearing to older ages. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. The conference will feature keynote speeches, oral presentations, poster sessions, as well as formal and informal opportunities for group discussion and exchange.

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
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  • Charles Darwin University
    July 18, 2018 - July 20, 2018
    Darwin, Australia

    The Demography & Growth Planning team at Charles Darwin University is looking forward to welcoming you to Darwin in July 2018 for the 19th Australian Population Association Conference. Along with stimulating content and great networking opportunities, delegates will enjoy Darwin’s perfect dry season weather, its warm and laid-back atmosphere and some ‘only locals know’ highlights.
    Together with the Australian Population Association, the Northern Institute's 'Demography and Growth Planning' research team are leading the organisation of the conference with generous support from the Northern Territory Department of Treasury and Finance and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Attendees will experience fantastic value for money and the warmth and culture of our beautiful Top End. We encourage academics, planners, policymakers, students and anyone with an interest in population-related issues to pencil in the dates of 18-20 July 2018.

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
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  • Centre for Welfare and Labour Research Oslo and Akershus University College
    September 3, 2018 - September 5, 2018
    Oslo, Norway

    The purpose of this workshop will be to focus on these social consequences of major epidemics – the influenza epidemic of 100 years ago and others. We wish to address questions such as: What types of social groups were more and which less, affected by the epidemic? What are the most important factors that influenced the differential impact of the epidemic among groups? What effect, if any, did the epidemic have on social relations and future social developments? Specifically, did it have an impact on marriage, fertility and migration? How did the survivors of the disease and the bereaved spouses and children cope socially and economically later in life? Also, did the knowledge of differential social susceptibility during historical epidemics affect subsequent preventive actions? And how do these insights help us prepare for avoiding socially unjust epidemics in the future? As in previous HMMWG workshops, there is no participation fee, but participants are expected to cover their own fares and accommodation. 

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
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  • Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)
    October 22, 2018 - October 25, 2018
    Rostock, Germany

    In this 4-days course the participants will be introduced to the concepts of multistate models and will learn how to estimate the essential quantities in the two most frequently encountered data situations: Event-histories, for which the exact times of transitions are known, and panel data, where observations are only made in (more or less) regular intervals, leading to interval-censored data.
    The course will start with a brief recap of standard survival analysis on which many of the concepts in multistate modeling are based. Moving beyond two-state models the core concepts will be introduced. Besides the estimation of the key parameters, the transition intensities, derived quantities, such as expected lengths of stay in particular states, will be discussed. Selecting and validating well-fitting models, assessing uncertainty of estimates and illustrative presentation of results will also be covered.
    The course will be a mix of lectures and computer practicals using the statistical software R.

    Date posted: 5/9/2018 | View listing
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  • The International Laboratory for Population and Health at the Higher School of Economics (Russia) and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany)
    September 24, 2018 - October 5, 2018
    Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    June 20, 2018

    During the last decades, important methodological approaches for studying mortality and health have been developed in demography and related disciplines. The advanced methods, as well as the substantive results of their application, are included in the program of the International Autumn School. We invited leading international scholars to present their cutting-edge research. The course provides an opportunity to learn methods for measurement and analysis of the levels, components, and determinants of mortality and health; spatial mortality analysis; design and methods of epidemiological studies; and micro-simulation models of demographic processes. The course will also involve practical exercises to apply the skills/knowledge acquired in the lectures. The course will be useful for researchers, master-degree and doctoral students working or studying in the fields of demography, sociology, epidemiology, public health, social geography, and related disciplines. The working language will be English.

    Date posted: 5/21/2018 | View listing
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  • Asia Pacific Population Institute
    July 23, 2018 - August 10, 2018
    Seoul, South Korea
    June 18, 2018
    Date posted: 5/24/2018 | View listing
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  • Administrative Data Research Facilities (ADRF) Network
    November 13, 2018 - November 14, 2018
    Washington, DC

    Our 2018 conference builds on last year’s successful inaugural event which drew nearly 150 participants from academia, government, the private sector, think tanks, and other organizations to advance administrative data use in social science research. This year, the conference program has been expanded to two full days and will focus on innovation in administrative data for social science. The conference will serve as a forum to share groundbreaking work and promote interdisciplinary and cross-sector dialogue that will shape the future of the social sciences.

    Date posted: 5/24/2018 | View listing
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  • Harvard Divinity School
    October 26, 2018 - October 27, 2018
    Cambridge, MA.

    The Science, Religion, and Culture (SRC) Program at Harvard Divinity School announces the 7th annual "Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Science and Religion," to be held October 26-27, 2018, on the campus of Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. 

    Date posted: 5/25/2018 | View listing
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  • Population Health Science
    October 12, 2018 - 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Boston University School of Public Health, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston

    This intimate workshop will run one full day with no concurrent sessions, to enable in-depth discussion of the presented work. We anticipate 9 oral paper presentations, 9 invited discussants, and a poster session with 25 presenters. 40 minutes will be allocated to each paper to be orally presented and discussed. Papers not accepted for oral presentations will be considered for the poster session. Invited discussants will reflect on the oral presentations, contextualizing the paper within related scholarship from other disciplines. To ensure an atmosphere conducive to discussion, in-person meeting participation will be limited to presenters and discussants. The workshop will also be streamed online on the BUSPH PHX portal populationhealthexchange.org. Papers will be circulated in advance to workshop participants. Scholarships for travel and accommodations will be available as needed for one author per paper accepted for oral presentation.

    Date posted: 5/29/2018 | View listing
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  • The University of Arizona in partnership with the UT Austin, UCLA, USC, and UTMB will host the 2018 International Conference on Aging in the Americas
    September 18, 2018 - September 20, 2018
    Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa
    Latino Aging and Health in Social, Institutional, and Environmental Context: Foundations and Frontiers
    Date posted: 5/30/2018 | View listing
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  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
    September 13, 2018 - September 14, 2018
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Date posted: 5/30/2018 | View listing
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  • Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN)
    June 21, 2018 - June 23, 2018
    Washington, DC
    OpenScience: Assumptions and Translation of Work and Family Research
    Date posted: 5/31/2018 | View listing
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  • SocOpen: Home of SocArXiv
    October 18, 2018 - October 19, 2018
    University of Maryland, College Park
    O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences

    SocArXiv will host the second O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences symposium October 18-19, 2018 at University of Maryland, College Park. O3S (a) highlights research that uses the tools and methods of open scholarship; (b) brings together researchers who work on problems of open access, publishing, and open scholarship; and (c) facilitates exchange of ideas on the development of SocArXiv.
    The symposium will feature two keynote speakers: Elizabeth Popp Berman, associate professor of Sociology at University at Albany, SUNY; and April Hathcock, Scholarly Communications Librarian at New York University. 

    Date posted: 5/31/2018 | View listing
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  • National Bureau Economic Research (NBER)
    August 2, 2018 - August 3, 2018
    National Press Club, Washington, DC 20045
    Date posted: 6/5/2018 | View listing
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Penn Workshops

  • American Sociological Association (ASA)
    August 10, 2018
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    The International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA)holds a mini-conference every four years on the day prior to the annual ASA meeting. The 2018 Annual ASA Meeting: “Feeling Race: An Invitation To Explore Racialized Emotions” will be held 11-14 August in Philadelphia, and the steering/planning committee (of which UPenn Professors Chenoa FlippenEmilio Parrado, Amada Armenta, and Onoso Imoagene are members) has selected the campus of the University of Pennsylvania as the location for the Mini-Conference on The Future of Immigration Scholarship.
    The one-day conference will bring together approximately 100 immigration scholars and  students from around the country. Its goal is to provide a venue for more sustained conversation among scholars and students of migration than is often possible at ASA; to help bridge the gap between scholarship, public policy, and the media in the field of immigration; and to facilitate networking and informal interactions among researchers at different career stages, with a particular emphasis on helping to connect students and junior faculty with more senior researchers.

    Date posted: 5/31/2018 | View listing
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