Anna-Lena Hoh successfully defends PhD Thesis at University of Maastricht

Former visiting researcher with ARITHMUS (November 2016) Anna-Lena Hoh, successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Maastricht on 26 September.  Her thesis, ‘Counting for EU enlargement? Census-taking in Croatia, Bosnia and Macedonia’, assesses the census processes in these three Western Balkan countries, which are all (or in the case of Croatia were) part of[…]

Evelyn delivers lecture at Statistics Netherlands

On 25 September, Evelyn visited the Statistics Netherlands (CBS) Heerlen office to speak about ARITHMUS and to deliver a lecture on citizen data.  Her lecture discussed an experiment to design a ‘citizen data app’ for co-producing data with citizens at all stages of production of official statistics.

New ARITHMUS working paper on history and method

The ARITHMUS team is happy to announce the release of its third working paper. The paper is titled ‘Regarding the Constants of Nature and of Art’ is freely available for download here. As big data discourses become more dominant in census discussions among European National Statistics Institutes, it is productive to look back at a[…]

Baki, Funda and Francisca will present at EASST in Lancaster tomorrow, 26 July

Funda Ustek-Spilsda will be presenting with Marja Alastalo (Uni. of Eastern Finland) in Baki’s panel on software sorted subjectivities of asylum seekers. More specifically: how various levels of inclusion and exclusion of asylum seekers happens through software. Baki Cakici will present “Knowing the whole: personal identification number as statistical infrastructure” in the panel titled “Data[…]

Francisca publishes in The Conversation on World Population Day

In a blogpost titled ‘Is Facebook the future of the national census?‘ Francisca Grommé writes about the diversification in organisations counting populations and their methods. She argues that experimentation with big data by statistical agencies and other organisations can affect how people are able to influence how they are counted, categorised and governed.

Upcoming event – (Un)usual residence and the mobile academic: Critique through design, 10 July 2018

How might citizen-generated data contribute to rethinking the fundamental assumption in official statistics that residence, home and work are aligned in a single state? This is the question of an ongoing experiment being conducted by ARITHMUS at the Department of Sociology on the category of ‘usual residents’, an international standard for defining a population base.[…]