The Demography Today lecture series aims to promote and communicate scientific work on demography through the dissemination of research and the training of specialists in issues related to demography, data science, longitudinal registers and health. In this edition, special attention will go to pandemics, both present (COVID 19) and past (HIV, influenza, etc.). A further goal is to inform society, in an accessible way, about issues currently in the foreground of scientific and political debate, like the limits to longevity, pension systems, ageing, emerging diseases, migration and low fertility.
The series, consisting of 18 lectures and two intensive training courses, will explore such topics as the socioeconomic and demographic aspects of fertility, migration, marriage rates, mortality, ageing and population health, as well as trends in the use of large volumes of data and geographic information systems, and advances in the production of public statistics. The speakers in each case will be leading Spanish or foreign researchers, who will offer practical information on studies carried out in the social science fields of demography, statistics and epidemiology to all those wishing to broaden their knowledge in these domains. By this means, the lectures will open a channel of contact between practitioners and the interested public.
The lecture series will also benefit from the collaboration of the H2020 ERC Advanced ECHO Project (https://echo-erc.csic.es/) and the European Society of Historical Demography (https://www.eshd.eu/), whose purpose is the promotion and cooperation between people interested in demography and historical demography in Europe, as well as to stimulate interest in population-related issues in the context of European Union scientific programs, without leaving aside the usefulness such studies may have for the general public.
Director: Diego Ramiro Fariñas