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 P&P book series: recent books launch

By Rob - June 11, 2014 (0 comments)

Posted by Matthew Hilton, P&P Publications Editor   On Thursday 27 November, I was pleased to be able to help to launch four new books in the Past and Present…

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Prize winning articles

By Rob - June 11, 2014 (0 comments)

Congratulations to our recent prize winning authors!   Margaret Chowning’s article ‘The Catholic Church and the Ladies of the Vela Perpetua: Gender and Devotional Change in Nineteenth-Century Mexico’, from no….

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Abolishing the Slave Trade: Sierra Leone and British Abolitionism

By Rob - June 11, 2014 (0 comments)

guest post by Padraic Scanlan   read Padraic’s article in the November issue   The history of slavery and abolition is not a treasury of fables and moral lessons. The abolition…

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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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