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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.

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Rodney Hilton Addresses the Soviet Academy "On Historical Scholarship in England"

By Josh Allen - February 11, 2019 (0 comments)

by Prof. Rodney Hilton (University of Birmingham)  Moscow, Autumn 1953 “…Only a small number of students study in university history departments. In Birmingham University, for example, there are between twenty…

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Who Deserves Independence?

By Josh Allen - February 4, 2019 (0 comments)

by Dr. Lydia Walker (Dartmouth College) Twentieth-century global decolonization changed the map. In the thirty years after the Second World War, sixty countries—mostly in Asia and Africa—became independent from colonial…

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Open Letter from History Journal Editors in Response to Consultation on Plan S

By Josh Allen - February 4, 2019 (0 comments)

by the Past & Present editorial team We write as the editors of a number of academic journals in History and associated Humanities disciplines, based in the UK, continental Europe…

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