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Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure

Cambridge Population Studies Centre,
Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge  CB3 9E

Seminars run in Lent and Easter terms.

Easter Term 2018

History Faculty Seminar  Room 5
Tuesday 4.00pm


8th May

Alan Fernihough (Queen's University Belfast)
Population and poverty in pre-famine Ireland

15th May

Jean-Pascal Bassino (Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon; Lyons Institute of East Asian Studies)
Low population density, high female status, and fertility restriction in early modern Southeast Asia: evidence for the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam

22nd May

Isabelle Séguy (French National Institute for Demographic Studies)
New insights into historical plagues using GIS analysis: towards a retrodiagnosis of the unknown 1705 epidemic in Martigues (Bouches-du-Rhône, South of France)

5th June

Richard Smith (University of Cambridge)
Environmental shocks and demographic consequences in England: 1280-1325 and 1580-1640 compared


The support of the Trevelyan Fund (Faculty of History) is gratefully acknowledged.


Convenors: Romola Davenport (, Alice Reid ( and Leigh Shaw-Taylor (



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