On Wednesday 22 January 2020 Niels van den Berg defended his PhD thesis entitled Family matters: a genealogical inquiry into the familial component of longevity at Leiden University.
On 17 December 2019 Rick Mourits defended his PhD dissertation Exceptional lives, extraordinary families. Familial clustering of longevity in the 19th and early-20th centuries at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
On 1 July 2019 Peter Ekamper defended his PhD dissertation, Time and space in historical demography. Some case studies using Dutch micro-data, at the University of Groningen.
On 12 June 2019 Ingrid van Dijk successfully defended her PhD thesis Death and the family. High mortality families and the life course, The Netherlands, 1812-1912 at Radboud University Nijmegen.
On Thursday 21 January 2019 Ashkan Ashkpour defended his PhD dissertation Theory and Practice of Historical Census Data Harmonization. The Dutch Historical Census Use Case: A Flexible, Structured and Accountable Approach using Linked Data.
Besides the continuous work on the extension of the HSN and LINKS database and the EHPS Network, the HSN staff was engaged in three projects during 2017: GIANTS, collecting heights form militia registers, LONGPOP, employing two so-called Early Stage Researchers (ESR) and CLARIAH Cure which was directed at the improvement of the existing HSN database.