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Wednesday, August 6


  • Publishing databases on the internet. A small-scale example. (Responsible: IT consultant Trygve Andersen, University of Troms°.)
    Location: Computer lab at The Faculty of Social Sciences, the northern end of building 9.


  • Overview of software, database and hardware.
12.00 - 15.00
    Room: B1003


  • Lunch


  • Hands-on practices.
  • AHC board meeting. The Norwegian Historical Data Centre, building 12, lower level.
  • AHC council meeting. The Norwegian Historical Data Centre, building 12, lower level.

Thursday, August 7

08.00 - 16.00

    Room: B1003

11.15 Opening. Room: The University Library

  • Gunnar Thorvaldsen and representatives from the University of Troms° and The Faculty of Social Sciences.
12.00 Plenary session (Chair: Hans J°rgen Marker, Danish Data Archive). Room: The University Library
  • Ole Lehrmann Madsen, University of Aarhus: The legend and history of object oriented computing.
  • Lars Nygaard, The National Archives, Oslo: Two examples of object oriented programming in the historical discipline.


  • Lunch

14.15 - 16.00 Parallel sessions

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 - 18.15 Parallel sessions / round table

  • Round table: Marjan Balkestein, Annelies van Nispen and Peter Doorn, Netherland Historical Data Archive: Data archiving topics. Room: E0.103
    Marjan Balkestein, Amsterdam
    Robert Blomqvist, Stockholm
    Peter Doorn, Amsterdam
    S÷ren Edvinsson, Umeň
    Mats Hayen, Stockholm
    Hans J°rgen Marker, Odense
    Annelies van Nispen, Amsterdam
    Gunnar Thorvaldsen, Troms°
    Matthew Woollard, Colchester
19.30 - 21.00 Evening
  • Reception at the Mack Brewery.   Macklogo

Friday, August 8

11.00 - 14.00

    Room: B1003

09.15 - 11.00 Parallel sessions

11.15 - 13.00 Parallel sessions
  • Modern methods for ancient history. (Chair: Patt Kelly Hall, University of Minnesota) Room: E0.103
    • Julia Lichter, Center of archaeological research, Moscow: Archaeology - from a working specifier to a working subsystem.
    • Markus Heller, Intelligent Communication Software, Munich: Web Access to Classic Text Retrieval
      Contribution  [ Pdf-file. 165 kB]
    • Ali Al-Roubaie, Vienna University: "A cognitive process-analysis of a neolithic massacre".
13.00 - 14.15
  • Lunch
14.15 - 16.00 Parallel sessions 16.15 - 17.45. Round table discussion. Room: The University Library
  • IT as a pedagogical instrument for historians: a means of communication or a source of information? (Responsible: Jan Oldervoll and Donald Spaeth.)
    Onno Boonstra, Nijmegen
    Evgueni Zlobin, Moscow
    Jan Oldervoll, Bergen
    Don Spaeth, Glasgow
    George Welling, Groningen

  • The posters will be presented by their producers in room B1004

17.45 - 18.15 Coffee break

18.15. Parallell sessions

  • Population data bases. (Chair: Nanna Floor Clausen, Odense). Room: The University Library
    • Serguei Kachtchenko and Ekaterina Kostrigina, St Petersburg State University Department of History: Population of South Karelia. (1800-1917). Computer Analysis of individual records.
    • Parvin Ahanchi, Institute of History, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences: The experience of creation databases on Baku populations Censuses 1903 and 1913.
    • Chad Gaffield, University of Ottawa: The IT Challenge of the Canadian Century Research Infrastructure Project

Saturday August 9th

09.15 Parallel sessions

  • Summing up the AHC 2003 conference:
    Hans J°rgen Marker, the Danish Data Archive, Odense, president of the AHC. Room: The University Library
  • Lunch

  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) Room: The University Library


  • Excursion and fishing trip by boat to Finnkroken.

Posters. Room: B1004. The producers will be present Friday 16.15 - 18.15

  • Alla Polevaya, with co-authors L.Borodkin, I.Garskova, T.Valetov, A.Volodin all from Moscow State University: Internet Resource on the History of Labor Relations in Russian Industry: 1880-1930.
  • Anna Olivier, UniversitÚ Laval, QuÚbec: Geocoding past censuses : 1901 Quebec city census, two examples.
    Contribution  [ Pdf-file. 3231 kB ]
  • Ël÷f Gar­arsdˇttir, Statistics Iceland: Saving the Child. The infant mortality decline in Iceland.
  • Harald Groven, University of Troms°: Principles for the cartographic display of historical data
  • D M B Rugaimukamu, University of Dar es Salaam: Planning a study of time use in the regions of Tanzania.
  • Gunnar Thorvaldsen, University of Troms°: Infant mortality in the Nordic countries.
    Contribution  [ PowerPoint presentation. 8185 kB]

Sunday August 10th - Monday August 11th

The Tower room, building 12

  • Meetings of the North Atlantic Population Project - NAPP.
    • Ël÷f Gardarsdottir, Reykjavik
    • Lisa Dillon, Montreal
    • Evan Roberts, Minneapolis
    • Steven Ruggles, Minneapolis
    • Matthew Woollard, Colchester
    • Chad Gaffield, Ottawa
    • Jan Oldervoll, Bergen
    • and members of RHD staff

Norwegian Historical Data Centre (NHDC)
The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Troms° N-9037 Troms°, NORWAY
Updated: November 10th 2004