European Historical Population Samples Network
The European Historical Population Samples Network (EHPS-Net) brings together scholars to create a common format for databases containing non-aggregated information on persons, families and households. This format or Intermediate Data Structure (IDS) aims to form an integrated and joint interface between many European databases in order to transcend the currently regional and national studies.
EHPS-Net started in June 2011 and is an ESF Research Networking Programme.
On 25 and 26 June 2018, in Lisbon, the workshop 'Finding the Way through Historical Data. The use of GIS on historical databases' will take place.
The IUSSP Council elected Bob McCaa as the 2018 IUSSP Laureate in recognition of the crucial role he has played at IPUMS in centralizing, conserving and providing public access to detailed individual-level population data from all over the world.
There is an opening for two PhD fellowships in history and social sciences affiliated with 'Population Studies in the North' at UiT the Arctic University of Norway.
26-28 March 2018 a LONGPOP course 'Intermediate Data Structure and Converting Data into IDS' will take place at the IISH in Amsterdam.