Dr T.G.M.W. Riswick (Tim)

Assistant professor - Department of History, Art History and Classics
Vice-chairman - Works Council

Dr T.G.M.W. Riswick (Tim)
Postal address

Postbus 9103

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Tim Riswick is an assistant professor of Historical Demography who specializes in comparative family history in East Asia and Western Europe, 1800-2000. His research focuses on how health inequalities arose in 19th and 20th century societies by studying themes such as epidemics, cause-specific mortality, and hospital patients. Currently, he is affiliated with the project 'Lifting the burden of disease. The modernization of health in the Netherlands: Amsterdam 1854-1940', the SHIP+ network, and COST Action Chair of ‘The Great Leap. Multidisciplinary approaches to health inequalities, 1800-2022’.

As an educator, his teaching mainly revolves around themes within global family history, historical demography, historical life courses and stories. Examples include patients in hospitals, orphans, life courses in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period, life stories of miners in Limburg, social inequality in mortality, and life stories of migrants from Indonesia. If you are a student interested in these topics, feel free to contact him. Furthermore, he is also involved in interdisciplinary teaching modules, such as Health Care Humanities, and the application of AI (such as CHATGPT) in teaching.

Lastly, he is active in various academic and administrative positions, including Secretary of the Examination Board HLCS (2022-), Chairman of the IUSSP Panel Epidemics and Contagious Diseases: The Legacy of the Past (2022-), Vice-President of the Works Council (2021-), Board Member of the European Society of Historical Demography (2020), Associate Editor of The History of the Family (2020-), and Board Member of Museum de Kantfabriek (2013-).

Research theme
  • Historical Demography
Research group
  • Radboud Group For Historical Demography and Family History




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