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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.


"Historical demography - the local dimension - retrospect and prospect" will take place on Saturday 21st April 2018 in the Department of Geography, Downing Place, Cambridge, CB2 3EN.

The programme includes a series of papers, a closing panel discussion, and a drinks reception and presentation from CAMPOP to launch their new interactive website: 'Populations Past – Atlas of Victorian and Edwardian Population'.

A programme, with booking form, is available from 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.

Autumn Conference

The Autumn conference will take place on Saturday 3 November at Rewley House, University of Oxford, on the theme of sources and methods. More information will be available soon.


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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