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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 up to four 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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Video Recording of 50 Years of Keith Thomas's "Religion and the Decline of Magic"

By Josh Allen - September 14, 2021 (0 comments)

by the Past & Present editorial team Recording of a roundtable marking the fiftieth anniversary of Sir Keith Thomas’s Religion and the Decline of Magic This roundtable marking the fiftieth anniversary…

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Online Discussion Generated by 50 Years of Keith Thomas’s “Religion and the Decline of Magic”

By Josh Allen - September 6, 2021 (0 comments)

by the Past & Present editorial team Past & Present was pleased to support this event and supports other events like it. Applications for event funding are welcomed from scholars working…

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Feeling Medieval: The Inaugural Conference of the Society for the Study of Medieval Emotions Call for Papers

By Josh Allen - August 27, 2021 (0 comments)

Received from Hailey O’Harrow (University of St. Andrews) and Dr. Stephen Spencer (King’s College, London) Event Overview In 1941, Lucien Febvre called on scholars to place emotions at the very…

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