Following the great success of the first conference of the European Society of Historical Demography (ESHD), which took place from 25 to 27 September 2014 in Alghero (Italy), we are pleased to announce the second ESHD conference, which will take place from 21 to 24 September 2016 in Leuven (Belgium).

For this second ESHD conference, we will encourage the participants to be innovative! The conference theme, innovating historical demography: the world and Europe, is aligned with this objective. The two core objectives of the conference are conceptualized: firstly, to highlight the importance of robust methodological and theoretical approaches in the comparative (e.g. regional, temporal and categorical) research framework, and secondly, to promote a better understanding of new quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Submissions are made via the online submission system at

Deadline for submissions: 10 January 2016