Following the EEA funding competition, the Centre for Population Studies of Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj was awarded a 650.000 euro grant for a highly original, innovative, 34 months project, Historical Population Database of Transylvania 1850-1910, in partnership with the Norwegian Historical Data Centre - University of Tromsø.
The main aim of the Historical Population Database of Transylvania project is to build the first historical database of Transylvania’s population, covering the period 1850-1914 (from the first modern census to the limit of vital registration research allowed by Romanian Law), meeting the most advanced international standards in the field.
The project will cover 5-10% of the population of Transylvania during the period studied (ca. 5.4 million births).
The Database will be connected to existing similar databases in Europe and North America, linking the research conducted on population in Romania to the current effort of reconstructing Europe’s population.
The project was developed within the EEA Research Programmes, in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, under the objectives: to stimulate interdisciplinary research, to increase the society’s capacity to cope with demographic change and cultural diversity, to strengthen capacity and human resources development.
For more information regarding the project visit: http://hpdt.granturi.ubbcluj.ro/.
Project presentation at the EHPS-Net Summer School, 3 July 2014