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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 2011 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.


Our next conference will be Historical sources and their use in local population studies, at Rewley House in Oxford, on Saturday 3rd November 2018.The programme includes papers on apprenticeship and legal records, maps, and population lists, so there's something for everyone.

Please see the booking form for more details, or go to the conference page.

New Issue of LPS Journal

We're pleased to say that Issue 99 of Local Population Studies is available online to our members. Hard copies will be arriving for print subscribers soon. For more information on how to join, please go to our joining page.


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

Of interest

The new editor of LPS is organising a conference at the University of Southampton on "Regionalism across the world in the long nineteenth century" on 20-21 September 2018. The organisers are welcoming submissions for papers.

Download the Call for Papers here

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