Historical demography

The area of historical demography, in which the Centre for Demographic Studies has worked since its inception, was greatly boosted with the project Five Centuries of Marriages (ERC-2010-AdvancedGrant-269796, IP: Anna Cabré). This project has opened up a new line of specialist research in preservation, transcription, harmonisation and publicising of historical collections of demographic interest (Marriage Records books, parish and public records, censuses, and electoral rolls). This research, in collaboration with the Computer Vision Centre at the UAB, makes intensive use of digital platforms and techniques in automatic recognition of manuscripts. Thanks to the data thus recovered, numerous aspects of the demographic dynamics and the social structure of past populations are studied. Particular emphasis is given to the use of nominative data (names and surnames) in studying intergenerational transmission of social position, occupational mobility and in gauging, by indirect methods, mortality and migratory movements.


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Anna Cabré Pla

Honorary Director and Emeritus Professor (UAB)

Ph.D in Geography (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

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Joana Maria Pujadas Mora

Researcher and Adjunct Professor Dept. of Economic History, Institutions, Policy and World Economy (UB)

Ph.D in Historical Sciences (Universitat de les Illes Balears)


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Miquel Valls Fígols

Research Support Technician/UAB

Bachelor's Degree in Geography (Universitat de Lleida)


Antonio David Cámara Hueso,

Investigador, Dpto de Organización de Empresas, Marketing y Sociología. Universidad de Jaén (España)

Joan Pau Jordà Sánchez,
Raimon Masdéu Térmens,

Doctor en Història  (Universitat de Barcelona)

Carles Millàs Castellví,

Teacher, Col·legi La Mercè (Martorell)

Jordi Gumà Lao,

Investigador, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Espanya)

Miquel Amengual Bibiloni,

Ph.D in Demography (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Kenneth Pitarch Calero,

Ph.D in Demography (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Gabriel Brea Martínez,

Ph.D in Demography (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)