Workshop on linking historical records

Submissions are invited to a workshop on linking historical records at the University of Guelph, Canada, May 11-13 2017.

We are interested in all aspects of historical record linking from the perspective of social and data science, history, social medicine and digital humanities with a particular interest in strategies to measure and minimize bias among the linked records. The workshop will build on discussions at the 2016 SSHA conference and in recent books Lives in Transition: Longitudinal Analysis from Historical Sources (McGill-Queens UP 2015) and Population Reconstruction (Springer 2015).

Please direct a 250 word abstract by January 12 to The organizing committee consists of Luiza Antonie (U of Guelph), Kees Mandemakers (International Institute of Social History), Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (U of Tasmania), Gunnar Thorvaldsen (Norwegian Historical Data Centre). Some funding to cover local expenses may be available.