Cross Disciplinary Approaches to Prehistoric Demography - CROSSDEM - is a workshop designed to bring together scholars from diverse disciplines, including archaeology, environmental sciences, anthropology, and genomics, to identify common ground for the study of prehistoric population history and demography. In its upcoming edition as a joint venture of the Universities of Aarhus and Cologne, CROSSDEM 2021 will focus on (a) the intersection of quantitative/eco-informatics models with premodern demography and social transmission as well as on (b) the integration of actualistic/ethnographic information with understandings of past demography and cultural evolution. The CROSSDEM 2021 keynotes will address these topics.


Dates: 17-19th March 2021
Online Conference

CROSSDEM2021 will be virtual and participation will be free of charge. It will be held in the virtual meeting environment (more information at:; there will be posters and talks, and you can meet your colleagues as well as our keynote speakers at our discussion tables.


Organising/Scientific Committee

Professor Felix Riede

Junior Professor Andreas Maier 

Dr.  Isabell Schmidt 

Jesper Borre Pedersen, M.A.


CROSSDEM 2021 is generously funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant awarded to Prof. Felix Riede (grant agreement 817564) under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and by the German Research Foundation (Project-ID 57444011) CRC 806 “Our Way to Europe”, University of Cologne.