welcome to the online home of the Past & Present Society

welcome to the online home of the Past & Present Society

welcome to the online home of the Past & Present Society

About P&P

Founded in 1952, the Past and Present Society runs a journal, Past and Present, has its own book series, sponsors conferences, and appoints up to four postdoctoral fellows every year.

Past and Present is widely acknowledged to be the liveliest and most stimulating historical journal in the English-speaking world. The journal’s contents reflect the Society’s

belief that history should be accessible and interesting to a wide range of readers, and its articles are intended to appeal to non-specialists as well as to experts. Since its inception in 1952, the mark of a P&P article was that it should be a properly researched study which showed an awareness of the wider implications of that research. Its remit is worldwide, and across all time periods.


Past & Present Author Wins Stanley Z. Pech Prize

By Josh Allen - December 10, 2018 (0 comments)

by the Past & Present editorial team Past & Present was delighted to hear that Dr. Jakub Beneš (University of Birmingham) has been awarded the 2018 Stanley Z. Pech Prize…


Introducing Early Modern Global Soundscapes: A Workshop

By Josh Allen - December 5, 2018 (0 comments)

Received from Dr. Emilie Murphy (University of York) Early Modern Global Soundscapes: A Workshop, Humanities Research Centre, University of York, 25th-26th January 2019 How did sounds shape the lives of…





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