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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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Roundtable: New Histories of Language Registration Opens

By Josh Allen - June 11, 2021 (0 comments)

Received from Dr. John Gallagher and Dr. Purba Hossain (University of Leeds) Roundtable: New Histories of Language will take place on Wednesday 14th July 2021 between 15:00 and 17:00 online…

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Registration Opens for Contested Histories: Creating and Critiquing Public Monuments and Memorials in a New Age of Iconoclasm

By Josh Allen - May 28, 2021 (0 comments)

Received from Dr. Simon John (Swansea University) Contested Histories: Creating and Critiquing Public Monuments and Memorials in a New Age of Iconoclasm is a workshop which will be hosted by…

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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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