Events

Research Project Workshop, University of Iceland, 13–14 May 2019
A one-day workshop with presentations from the team members. Two invited experts, John Ragnar Myking Professor emeritus in medieval and early modern history, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, and Cormac Ó Grada, professor emeritus, University College Dublin, gave valuable input to the workshop discussion. A seminar was held with John Ragnar Myking discussing the topic of Norwegian tenants in a Scandinavian and European perspective. Professor Cormac Ó Grada gave a public lecture titled A disaster waiting to happen? Ireland’s Great Famine.

Humanities Conference, University of Iceland, 9 March 2019
Session organised by the research team titled Family and household economy at the beginning of the 18th century. Three papers were presented: Óskar Guðlaugsson and Guðmundur Jónsson, „A look at farm household budgets. Estimates of farm income and expenditure in 1703.; Árni Daníel Júlíusson and Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir,  “Manors at close inspection. An analysis of manors using HGIS“;  Ólöf Garðarsdóttir and Sigríður Hjördís Jörundsdóttir, „The transition to adulthood in light of the West European family structure. What do the sources say about transition between stages in the life course?

Social Science History Association Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, November 2018
Sigríður Hjördís Jörundsdóttir presented a paper titled „Linking population sources from early 18th century Iceland. Possibilities and challenges.“

Spatial Humanities Conference, Lancaster, England, September 2018
Óskar Guðlaugsson gave presentation titled „Household economy in Iceland in 1703“.

European Social Science History Conference, Belfast 4-7 April 2018
Sigríður Hjördís Jörundsdóttir presented a paper with Ólöf Garðarsdóttir: “Coming of Age in an Early 18th Century Agrarian Society. The Case of Iceland“. In another session, Óskar Guðlaugsson and Guðmundur Jónsson presented a joint paper, „The household economy of early 18th century Iceland“.

Congress of Nordic Historians in Aalborg, Denmark, 15-18 August 2017
Guðmundur Jónsson gave a paper on the project titled “The pillars of rural society: Family and household economy in early eighteenth century Iceland“. In the same session Óskar Guðlaugsson gave the paper “The Icelandic farm household at the beginning of the 18th century”, focusing on the use of GIS in the project.

Research Project Workshop, University of Iceland, 22 August 2017
A one-day kick-off workshop marking the start of the project and bringing all the participants together to focus on the work ahead. Participants discussed their research topics with two invited experts who provided valuable comments and input to the discussion: Ian Gregory Professor of Digital Humanities at Lancaster University and Evan Roberts Assistant Professor of Population Studies, University of Minnesota.