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.


Programme for "Beyond Circulation: The Intellectual and the Material History of the Arab Nahda

By Josh Allen - June 19, 2018 (0 comments)

by Dr. Peter Hill (Christ Church) and Dr. Hussein Omar (Pembroke) University of Oxford (workshop organisers) ‘Beyond Circulation: The Intellectual and the Material in the History of the Arab Nahda’…


Introducing Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

By Josh Allen - June 14, 2018 (0 comments)

from Dr. Alison Hudson (British Library) Showcasing the latest research on Anglo-Saxon manuscripts To coincide with the British Library’s Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition, the Library is holding a two-day international conference with papers…


Jamie Kreiner Wins Wayne D. Rassmussen Award

By Josh Allen - June 11, 2018 (0 comments)

by the Past & Present editorial team We were delighted to hear that Dr. Jamie Kreiner (University of Georgia) recently was awarded the Agricultural History Society’s Wayne D. Rasmussen Award….





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