Family, Kinship, and Historical Data: An International Workshop on Recent Developments in East-Central and Southeast Europe

Organizer: Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

25th – 26th of August, 2017

Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Final Program

Friday, 25th of August


16:00 – 16:15 Opening remarks


16:15 – 17:00 Oana Sorescu-Iudean (Cluj), Spiritual Kinship in an Urban Context in Transylvania: Forms and Contents

17:00 – 17:45 Mikołaj Szołtysek (Halle), Historical Family Demography of the 21st Century: Prospects and Challenges of Thinking Big

17:45 – 18:30 Discussion


19:00 Dinner


Saturday, 26th of August


10:00 – 10:30 Angie Lumezeanu, Vlad Popovici (Cluj), ”Historical Data Grinder” – an Experimental EAV Database for Researching Middle Classes and Lower Elite Strata

10:30 – 11:00 Gábor Demeter (Budapest), Tracing the Transforming Urban Elite – Methods to Analyze Spatial Patterns, Social Composition and Wealth Based on Census Data (Northeastern Hungary, 1870)

11:00 – 11:30 Discussion


11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break


11:45 – 12:15 Irena Selisnik, Ana Cergol-Paradiz (Llujbljana), Marriage Patterns of the Elite in Ljubljana in the Early 20th Century

12:15 – 12:45 Alecsandra Vuletic (Belgrade), Marital Behavior in 19th Century Serbia

12:45 – 13:15 Daniela Mârza (Cluj), What՚s in a Name? On Child Naming Practices in 19th Century Transylvania

13:15 – 13:45 Discussion


13:45 – 15:15 Lunch


15:15 – 15:45 Siegfried Gruber (Graz), The Albanian Population Census of 1918 and its Potential for Research

15:45 – 16:15 Elena-Crinela Holom (Cluj), Patriarchal Relationships in Romanian Rural Communities in Transylvania (Second Half of the 19th Century – Early 20th Century)

16:15 – 16:45 Réka Gyimesi (Pécs), The Demographic Processes of the Second Half of 19th Century on the Example of Bonyhád – Sources and Methods

16:45 – 17:15 Discussion


17:15 – 17:30 Coffee break


17:30 – 18:00 Tomasz Jankowski (Wrocław), Research Possibilities and Challenges of the 1897 Census of the Russian Empire

18:00 – 18:30 Bogdan Mateescu (Bucharest), Kin and Economics in Household Formation: Analyzing Samples from Wallachia (1838) and Moldavia (1859)

18:30 – 19:00 Discussion


19:00 – 19:15 Closing remarks


19:30 Dinner