Next conference: Women in History

The next conference of the Local Population Studies Society will take place in-person at the Univesity of Cambridge on Saturday 8 June 2024.

The programme is as follows:
11:00 Conference welcome
11:15 What did women do all day?
Charmian Mansell (Faculty of History, Cambridge) ‘Ubiquitous but invisible’?: Writing a history of female service in England, 1550-1650’
Amy Erickson (Faculty of History, Cambridge) title to be confirmed
12:40 Buffet Lunch
13:15 Gender, poverty, crime and mental health
Stephanie Brown (Institute of Criminology, Cambridge) title to be confirmed
Jenny Smart (Faculty of History, Cambridge) ‘”Probably Climacteric”: Mental illness and the menopause in nineteenth-century asylum records and medical texts’
Samantha Williams (ICE, Cambridge) ‘Locating poor women in the English archive, 1700-1850’
15:15 Coffee and cake
15:40 Flash talks
5 minute presentations – please see details below
16:30 Academic writing and publishing
Andy Hinde (University of Southampton; Editor, Local Population Studies)
17:30 End of meeting

Cost (including lunch and refreshments)
Members: £15
Non-members: £35 (includes online membership)
Student members: £5*
Student non-members: £17* (includes online membership)
*Students may apply to the May Pickles Fund to cover conference fees and travel costs. Application is by email to
To book: email Romola Davenport (

The conference includes a training element (a class on academic writing and publishing by the Editor of Local Population Studies Dr Andy Hinde) as well as an opportunity for attendees to present their own research as a flash talk.

A flash talk is an opportunity to present an overview of your research project. You have 5 minutes to describe your project, using images and any other format you choose, followed by 1 minute of questions. It is a great opportunity to let people know what you are working on and to get feedback from other attendees. If you are interested then please contact Romola ( and she will provide more information and suggestions.

If you would like to attend this conference, a booking form is available below in both .pdf and Word versions

A Word version is available below, which can be edited and attached directly to an e-mail message without the need to print it out in hard copy.