172352
172352
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Project

Historical Population Register for Norway

Project details

Project manager
Jørgen Heibø Modalsli
Partners

Universitetet i Tromsø (prosjektansvarlig), Arkivverket, Norsk regnesentral, Folkehelseinstituttet, Norsk lokalhistorisk institutt and others

Clients

Norwegian Research Council, Infrastructure programme

Project term
1 January 2014 to 31 December 2019
Project status
Ongoing
Research field

About the Project

Historians in several countries are building historical longitudinal population registers to apply their theoretical queries to continuous collective biographies. Increasingly, changes in contemporary methodology are replacing traditional population control instruments, such as censuses or vital registers, with longitudinal population registers. In Norway we are currently building a Historical Population Pegister (HPR) with main building blocks from census data and church records. Supplemented with other source material, the aim of this project is to include as many as possible of the 9.7 million residents who were born or immigrated between 1735 and 1964. With different research possibilities with cross-sectional and longitudinal population data in mind we are planning the construction of an HPR for Norway.

For more information, see the project pages at the Norwegian Historical Data Centre

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