European Historical Population Samples Network

The European Historical Population Samples Network (EHPS-Net) brings together scholars to create a common format for databases containing non-aggregated information on persons, families and households. This format or Intermediate Data Structure (IDS) aims to form an integrated and joint interface between many European databases in order to transcend the currently regional and national studies.


EHPS-Net started in June 2011. Since some of our goals are still in the initial stage, some major items of this portal are still under development. This holds especially for the e-journal and the repository.


EHPS-Net is an ESF Research Networking Programme.

Latest news

On 17-18 October 2016 the working groups 5 and 6 held a meeting on 'Modern Data & Health' at the Academy of Sciences in Copenhagen, Denmark.
On 20 September 2016, the fourth meeting of the EHPS-Net took place in Leuven, Belgium in the Raadzaal of the Faculty of Social Sciences of KU Leuven.
28-30 November 2016 the course ‘Intermediate Data Structure and Extraction Software’ will be held at the IISH in Amsterdam.