Lund University


Université de Montréal
Peking University
University of Minnesota
Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

IUSSP Secretariat

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

Council Liaison

Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)

The aim of the panel is to bring together research in historical demography from across the world. Historically, the IUSSP panel on historical demography has been a very important meeting place for historical demographers outside the main demography/social science history meetings, and it has also been instrumental for reaching out to other areas of demography interested in a long-term perspective on population issues. The Panel aims to continue this effort by focusing on both classical issues and new areas. 


In addition, given the very interesting technological developments taking place in machine reading of text sources, which could revolutionize historical demography by enabling massive digitization of printed and written sources, the Panel aims to organize a workshop where research groups working in this area would be invited to present the state of the art to interested researchers and data base providers working with population data.


Programme of activities

Report for the 2021 IUSSP General Assembly

IUSSP Seminar on  Migration in the past: patterns, causes, consequences, and implications

Online, 28 October 2022

Session on Demographic Processes and Socioeconomic Reproduction in the Long Run at the 2022 World Economic History Congresses (WEHC)

Paris, France, 29 July 2022 - 14:00 to 17:30

International Seminar: Looking backward, looking forward: African demography in long-term perspective. 

Nairobi, Kenya 30 November-2 December 2021

International Seminar on Kinship and Reproduction in Past Societies

Minneapolis (Minnesota), United States, 22-23 August 2019


Workshop on Automated Registration of Historical Population Registers: New Prospects and Possibilities

Lund, Sweden, 14 February 2019