Apply to be Centre Manager

Applications are currently open for a Centre Manager to manage the day-to-day and long-term strategic operations of the Laureate Centre for History & Population. You can find more details, including the link to apply, remuneration information, and a full position description by following this link. In mid 2021 we will appoint a Centre Manager to manageContinue reading “Apply to be Centre Manager”

Laureate Centre Director Prof. Alison Bashford is awarded Dan David Prize

Laureate Centre for History & Population Director Professor Alison Bashford has been recognised for her wide-ranging work on public health, medicine, disease control, borders, and quarantine. She is one of seven Laureates for 2021. She joins pre-eminent academics Professor Katharine Park (Harvard University) and Professor Keith Wailoo (Princeton University) in the History of Health andContinue reading “Laureate Centre Director Prof. Alison Bashford is awarded Dan David Prize”

Food Security

In 1943, agriculturalists, economists, physicians, and international policy-makers met in Hot Springs, Virginia, a gathering that pre-empted what was to become the first agency of the new United Nations: the Food and Agriculture Organisation. The sinister backdrop was devastating famine in Bengal, in parts of China, and millions hungry in the USSR. A world foodContinue reading “Food Security”

We’re Recruiting

Applications have recently closed for Postdoctoral Fellows. We’ll be in touch with candidates as soon as possible. In July 2021 we will appoint 3 Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows to undertake independent and collaborative research on aspects of the modern (post 1800) history of population policy; the intellectual history of population and political economy; and/or the internationalContinue reading “We’re Recruiting”

Launch: 1 July 2021

The Laureate Centre for History & Population will launch in July 2021. Researchers based at the centre will pursue a distinctively regional perspective on how population policies emerged over the 19th and 20th centuries, and what their present legacies are, especially in a climate-changed world. Applying a ‘multiple modernities’ approach, we will compare Australia, Japan, IndiaContinue reading “Launch: 1 July 2021”