Demographic History

Demographic History

Lectures: 20

Seminars: 40

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): izr. prof. dr. Balkovec Bojan


The subject offers insight into the history of the population, the demographic systems and factors of demographic development, into the developmental stages of the historical and demographic science and the basic methodological approaches to the analysis of demographic phenomena and their characteristics within historical populations. The programme includes becoming acquainted with the archival sources for historic demography, as well as their use and usefulness. Mentioned are issues of demographic politics and the relation between demography and politics or ideology (national, racial, economic, migrational), the interdisciplinary nature of historical demographic study and applicability of methods outside the narrower interest of demography, mostly to the areas of social and economic history, historical, cultural and ecological anthropology, and many specific topics (e.g. migrations, history of the family, history of health care, disease, wars, urbanisation, mentality and attitude towards life, death, family, strangers, »those who are different« etc.).