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.


Advice for authors on journal publishing

By Anna Bayman - April 22, 2016 (0 comments)

On 20th April, our Editor Alex Walsham spoke on a panel with Gail Kern Paster and Jessica Frazier from Shakespeare Quarterly at the Folger Institute, offering advice on publishing in journals….


Confidence Men on a World Stage

By Anna Bayman - November 13, 2015 (0 comments)

guest post by Andrew MacDonald read Andrew’s article ‘The Thieves of the Cross’ in the journal Over the last two years, a now familiar story has begun to emerge on…


Guide Dogs, State Socialism, and Disability Studies

By Anna Bayman - July 28, 2015 (0 comments)

guest post by Monika Baár  read Monika’s article in the May 2015 issue of the journal   No one would question today that the concepts of class, race and gender are…





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.