POPGEO_BG was present at the 3rd ENCHOS meeting in Istanbul. Grigor Boykov presented a paper (co-authored with Efe Erünal from UrbanOccupationsOETR Project), entitled “Population Geography:Long term changes in population densities mapped on HGIS digital elevation models in selected regions of Southeast Europe and
West Anatolia”. The paper explored the interoperability between Ottoman population registers’ point data and later census data aggregated to territorial polygon level. It also elaborated and discussed a novel idea for estimating 3-dimensional arithmetic population densities by taking into consideration variables that exclude areas inhospitable to human habitation.
POPGEO_BG was present at the 12th Congress of AIESEE. Grigor Boykov presented a paper entitled “Conquered by Sword, Subdued by Charity? Geospatial and Socio-Economic Analysis of Islamic Pious Foundations’ Landed Possessions in Ottoman Bulgaria”. The paper was delivered in a panel devoted to the Ottoman conquest of the Balkans, organized by Prof. Oliver Schmitt (Austrian Academy of Sciences).
POPGEO_BG was present at the 3rd ESHD meeting in Pécs. Grigor Boykov presented a co-authored paper (M. Erdem Kabadayı and Uygar Karaca from UrbanoccupationsOETR Project) entitled “From imperial borderlands to core regions of a new nation state, a regional historical population geography of rural Bulgaria, 1840-1926”. The paper was delivered at the panel Empirical empires? Colonial censuses and their prospects and pitfalls for historical demography, followed by a Round table on Pitfalls and Limitations of Imperial sources.