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IUSSP Bulletin ● Issue 45, Sept 2019
In this issue: Conference on Population, Poverty and Inequality ● Kinship and reproduction in past societies ● First cohort of IUSSP CRVS fellows ● Data Revolution activities ● Urban Family Planning activities ● Forthcoming IUSSP sponsored activities ● Statement on IUSSP environmental policy ● Call for 2020 IUSSP Laureate ● News from the members ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Training opportunities ● Job opportunities ● Calendar
Seminars and conferences
A very successful IUSSP Research Conference on Population, Poverty and Inequality was held 27-29 June 2019 at the University of Michigan. Read more about the highlights of the conference and the papers presented, and watch recordings of the plenary sessions.
The IUSSP Panel on Historical Demography and the Minnesota Population Center organized a Seminar on Kinship and Reproduction in Past Societies at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (United States) on 22-23 August 2019.
Data Revolution Activities
To stimulate engagement of young demographers and population scientists in CRVS/Legal-ID related work, the IUSSP Panel on Population Perspectives and Demographic Methods to Strengthen CRVS Systems recruited 8 fellows. Congratulations to the new fellows!
The IUSSP Panel on Digital Demography and MPIDR organized a pre-conference workshop on “Migration data and models for a better world: Incorporating perspectives from social scientists, data scientists and international organizations” at the 114th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in New York, on 9 August 2019.
The IUSSP Digital Demography Panel organized a workshop on Digital Demography in the Era of Big Data, in Seville, Spain, 6-7 June 2019. The meeting brought together 30 scholars to discuss the implications of digital technologies for demographic behaviour as well as the applications of new data from digital sources to understand population processes.
The IUSSP Panel on Digital Demography and MPIDR organized its 4th annual workshop on “Demographic Research with Web and Social Media Data” at the 13th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-2019) in Munich, Germany, on 11 June 2019.
Urban Family Planning Project
The IUSSP Panel on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development is organizing two sessions on the programme of the 16th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) in Xiamen, China, 4-8 November. The sessions feature recent research by the Urban FP fellows. If you are attending the ICUH conference, you are warmly invited to attend.
The IUSSP Panel on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development will co-organize with The Challenge Initiative (TCI) a panel session on Urban Family Planning at the 8th African Population Conference in Entebbe, Uganda.
Forthcoming IUSSP sponsored activities
The Population-Environment Research Network (PERN), in collaboration with the POPGRID Data Collaborative, will hold a cyberseminar on the topic of the Application of Gridded Population and Settlement Products in Geospatial Population-Environment Research from 14-18 October 2019. Read the background paper by Stefan Leyk et al. For more information on how to participate please visit the PERN website.
DEMOSTAF (Demography Statistics for Africa) is organizing an International conference on “Demographic Challenges in Africa: The Contributions of Census and Civil Registration Data” at the new Campus Condorcet in Paris-Aubervilliers, 16-18 October 2019. The IUSSP CRVS Panel is organizing two sessions on the programme.
The IUSSP is co-sponsoring the 5th GGP Conference organized by the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) in collaboration with INED at the Paris School of Economics 24-25 October 2019 in Paris, France. This international conference brings together researchers working with data from the Generations and Gender Survey to present their most recent methodological approaches and empirical findings. The conference will be preceded with a Data Visualization Workshop on 22-23 October.
This Expert Group Meeting on Population Data for the 21st century: Advances in data collection methodologies will take place at UNFPA headquarters in New York on 4-6 December. It is organized as part of IUSSP activities around the Data Revolution in partnership with UNFPA. A limited number of places will be available for observers and there are plans to live-stream sessions.
The IUSSP Council recently drafted a statement outlining the ways the
The IUSSP Council decided to adjust the eligibility criteria for 2020 Laureate nominations to make them more inclusive. To be eligible for consideration, an individual must now have been a member of the IUSSP for at least 10 years (rather than 20 years).
News from the members
Eighteen new members and 45 new student associates joined the IUSSP between 1 June and 1 September 2019.
Baya Banza (1958-2019).
On August 7, 2019, Banza Baya left this Earth, entrusting a rich legacy to his African and africanist colleagues and friends. A respected researcher and teacher, he has made important contributions to the development and sharing of knowledge with the entire scientific community, inspiring several cohorts of researchers and students.
Sidney Goldstein (1927-2019).
Sidney Goldstein died on August 5, 2019 in Lexington, KY. He was Director of Brown’s Population Studies and Training Center and received the IUSSP Laureate Award in 2005 for his numerous activities and publications as chair of the first IUSSP Committee on Urbanization and Population Redistribution.
Carlos Javier Echarri Canovas (1964-2019).
The IUSSP is saddened to announce the sudden and untimely death of IUSSP member Carlos Javier Echarri Canovas, head of the Mexican National Council of Population (CONAPO). He was a very active, respected, and beloved researcher who disappeared at the height of his career.
Regional population associations2019 African Population Conference in Entebbe
The 8th African Population Conference, organized by the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), will take place in Entebbe, Uganda, 18-22 November 2019. The IUSSP will be organizing 3 sessions and will have a booth. Visit the conference website for more information and to plan your trip.
The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) invites submissions to the European Population Conference 2020, which will be held in Padova, Italy, 24-27 June 2020. Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 November 2019.
The 5th Asian Population Association Conference will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 24-27 November 2020. For more details on the conference themes and key conference dates, please visit APA website. Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2020.
The XXI International AIDELF Conference will take place from 26 to 29 May 2020 in Athens (Greece) on the theme: "Demography and crises". See call for papers in pdf. Deadline for submissions extended to 30 September 2019.
The next Latin American Population Association (ALAP) International Conference will take place in Valparaiso, Chile, 3-6 November 2020. Stay tuned via the ALAP website and social media platforms for more information.
The Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH) will organize its 17th Annual Conference from 8 to 10 December 2019, on the theme “Health, Gender and Development: Emerging Issues and Challenges”, hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Mandi (Himachal Pradesh). Deadline for abstract submissions: 30 September 2019.
The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya 12-14 November to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). Co-convened by the Governments of Kenya and Denmark and UNFPA the Conference will celebrate the gains of the past 25 years, while emphasising a daunting unfinished agenda and mobilizing the political will and financial commitments to fully implement the ICPD Programme of Action. Members of the data community have been invited to propose 10-minute presentations on Data Innovations for advancing the fulfillment of ICPD.
A call for submissions for a thematic issue on “Changes in the Sexual Behaviors of Young People” edited by Marcantonio Caltabiano, Maria Castiglioni and Alessandra De Rose is now open. Genus also welcomes submissions on other themes. Genus is an open access peer-reviewed journal published by Springer on behalf of the Sapienza University of Rome. Since 2019, Genus is published also under the auspices of the Italian Association for Population Studies (AISP). “Advances in Mortality Forecasting” a thematic issue edited by Fanny Janssen is now available.
Doctoral / Post-Doctoral Positions
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