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Local Population Studies Society

The Local Population Studies Society (LPSS) is the United Kingdom's only charity solely devoted to the promotion of all aspects of historical demography in a local context. It publishes the internationally renowned journal Local Population Studies, and has an eclectic publications programme. LPSS organizes themed conferences on topics related to local populations in the past. Members of LPSS receive two copies of the journal and two newsletters each year, membership of the LPSS Book Club and advance notice of the LPSS conferences.

This website contains information about the Society and its outputs. The main feature of this site is the archive of back issues of the journal Local Population Studies. The issues covering publication from 1968 to 2008 are available free of charge on this site, though the Society welcomes orders for print copies of both those present on this site and those presently unavailable on this site.


"New approaches to old data", will be held at the Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, on Saturday 18th April 2015.

Programme Overview.

Introduction: Colin Pooley

Panel 1: Digital and Spatial Histories

Richard Ward (University of Sheffield): ‘Seeing things Differently: Visualising Crime History Sources for the Digital Pan.

Paul Atkinson (University of Lancaster): 'Places and causes: using Geographical Information Systems to study rural nineteenth-century infant mortality'

Eddy Higgs and Amanda Wilkinson (University of Essex): 'The Integrated Census Microdata (I-Cem) Dataset - creation, opportunities and access’.

Panel 2: Public Histories and Sources

Irving Finkel (Great Diary Project): ‘Truth for Historians’

Sarah Lowry (Oral Historian, British Library/Oral History Society trainer): ‘Foundling Voices - preserving collective memory through sound’

Kate Arnold-Forster, Guy Baxter and Oliver Douglas (Museum of Rural Life, University of Reading): ‘Repopulating the past: Old things and new people’.

A programme, with booking form, is available from the conference page here.

NEWSLETTER: Committee member Gillian Chiverton is editor of the LPSS Newsletter. She would warmly welcome any contributions. Please email contributions to

Details of the Roger Schofield Local Population Studies Research Fund are now available on this site.

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