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 two 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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The Meanings of Heritage

By Rob - June 11, 2014 (0 comments)

guest post by Paul Betts and Corey Ross, editors of our latest supplement Heritage in the Modern World read the supplement free online until May 5   Heritage is back…

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Connecting the Segments (of Sleep)

By Rob - June 11, 2014 (0 comments)

guest post by A. Roger Ekirch read Roger’s article in the journal here   I at first dreaded the prospect of writing about sleep from an historical perspective. Sleep, to…

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Does it make you radical to own a radical book?

By Rob - June 11, 2014 (0 comments)

guest post by Kat Hill read Kat’s article in the journal here   Think about a controversial book you own. Even something which just takes a very pointed stance on…

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You can browse the current issue and the archive online (subscription required for full access to articles), as well as advance access articles that are published ahead of the print edition.

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