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Historical Epistemology and Theories of Society


  • Working Nature: A Historical Epistemology of the Energy Economy (Dissertation Daniela Russ, submitted in 2019)

  • Julia’s prospective PostDoc project (and also at least one chapter of her Diss and a current paper project)

  • The Social Body in State-istics (book project Kaat Louckx)

  • Science, Numbers and Politics (research project Kaat Louckx and Schubert u.d.o. Prutsch, M.J., Hastings-King, S., Grotke, K.L. et al., funded by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 2016–2019)

  • Politics of Urban Knowledge: Towards an Epistemic History of the City (workshops and book project 2018-2019, Kaat Louckx u.d.o. Bert De Munck & Jens Lachmund)

Selected Publications

  • “Population, Territory, and State-istics: ‘Habitual Residence’ in the Belgian Census, 1846–1947” (article Kaat Louckx, forthcoming, 2019)

  • “Household and State-istics: Cornerstones of Society in Population Censuses (Belgium, 1846-1947).” Social Science History 39, no. 2 (2015): 201–15 (article Kaat Louckx and Raf Vanderstraeten)

  • “State-istics and Statistics: Exclusion Categories in the Population Census (Belgium, 1846-1930).” The Sociological Review 62, no. 3 (2014): 530–46 (article Kaat Louckx and Raf Vanderstraeten)