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Population Histories in Context: Past achievements and Future Directions


POPULATION HISTORIES IN CONTEXT: PAST ACHIEVEMENTS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS: A conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure 16-18 September 2014, Downing College, Cambridge, UK There will be six themed sessions: (1) Locating the industrial revolution: population and economy, Malthus and beyond (2) Life expectancy: levels and trends with particular reference to the mortality of large urban centres and the disappearance of the 'urban penalty' (3) Household formation systems and their social and economic correlates (4) Marital fertility and celibacy before, during and after the Demographic Transition (5) Ageing, maximum life extent and social and economic correlates (6) The West and the Rest (two sessions). Website and booking information: Please send completed booking forms with payment to or to Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EN, UK, by 1 July 2014 at the latest. For further information please contact Richard Smith ( or Sophy Arulanantham (