The International Scientific Research Network (HiDo), funded by the Research Foundation Flanders, brings scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds together. HiDo consists of 14 research groups from Flanders (UGent, KULeuven, and UAntwerpen), Canada, Denmark, Norway, UK, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and Wallonia. HiDo promotes historical demography at the international level by broadening and deepening scientific knowledge and increasing capacity building in collaborative partnerships. HiDo is organised around five Working Groups (WG), each focusing on a particular theme. WG I: international comparisons of causes of death; WG II: long term trends in partner choice, love and marriage; WG III: historical demography of colonial societies; WG IV: citizen science in historical demography; WG V: Exploring the links between genetics and historical demography.
Main coordinator: Isabelle Devos (Ghent University, Belgium)