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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 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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Discovering the Early Modern Offshore World: Smuggling and the Long History of Tax Havens

By Josh Allen - May 4, 2021 (0 comments)

by Dr. David Chan Smith (Wilfrid Laurier University) There is in an old British entrepreneurial tradition for those keen to escape regulation: find an ancient liberty, preferably an island (or…

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Britian in the 1990s Collated Event Reports

By Josh Allen - April 23, 2021 (0 comments)

by the Past & Present editorial team Past & Present sponsored the creation of six blog posts by postgraduate students, which documented and critically engaged with the Past & Present…

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Register to Attend States, local jurisdictions and borderlands in Europe and the Americas, c.1713-1914 (1st-2nd June 2021)

By Josh Allen - April 12, 2021 (0 comments)

Received from Shyam Sridar (Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford)  States, local jurisdictions and borderlands in Europe and the Americas, c.1713-1914 is a free to attend international conference on the…

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