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.


Ordering the margins of society: Space, authority and control in early modern Britain

By Josh Allen - August 15, 2017 (0 comments)

by Dr. Richard Bell, Dr. Joseph Harley and Dr. Charmian Mansell (workshop organisers) Past & Present is pleased to be supporting “Ordering the Margins of Society” at the IHR on…


Congratulations to Stephanie Mawson

By Josh Allen - August 14, 2017 (0 comments)

by the editorial team Past & Present was delighted to hear that Stephanie Mawson (Cambridge) has been awarded the Royal Historical Society’s (RHS) Alexander Prize for her recent article with…


A Radical (Feminist) Writing of the First Crusade?

By Josh Allen - August 11, 2017 (0 comments)

by Dr. Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Like many scholars who have turned their attention to medieval crusading movements in recent years, I am not a “crusade historian.”…