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.


"Everyday Empires" a call for papers

By Josh Allen - January 2, 2017 (0 comments)

by Dr. Nathan Cardon and Dr. Simon Jackson, University of Birmingham The Modern and Contemporary History Centre and the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures at the University of…


New Year, New Look

By Josh Allen - December 19, 2016 (0 comments)

by Josh Allen, Social Media and Online Engagement Editorial Assistant When 2017 dawns, Past & Present’s online look will be transformed. Our publishers, Oxford University Press (OUP), are in the…


*Updated* Gender Bias Past & Present?

By Anna Bayman - November 24, 2016 (0 comments)

Web Editor’s Note: this post was updated on 30.11.16 to include a series of bar charts illustrating publication and submission statistics, between 2004 and 2016; by gender. by Anna Bayman,…





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.