About the Society

The Local Population Studies Society (LPSS) is a charity devoted to promoting local history, social history, and historical demography in a local context. We publish the journal Local Population Studies, and other books and edited collections from time to time. We also hold two conferences a year, usually on a particular theme related to populations in the past, and welcome contributions from speakers at all stages of their research.

Members of LPSS receive two copies of the journal each year (either in a hard copy, or online, depending on your membership), a monthly News-Sheet and advance notice and a discounted rate for the conferences.

This site contains information about the Society, our journal and publications, and our conferences. The Society has decided to make most of the content of back issues of Local Population Studies freely available on this site, although the most recent issues (covering the last two years) are available only to members and subscribers. Please contact editor@localpopulationstudies.org.uk if you have any other questions about the journal.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with a member of the LPSS Committee.