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 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.


Reflecting on the ‘Anarchism in the Iberian Peninsula’ PGR/ECR symposium

By Josh Allen - July 1, 2022 (0 comments)

by Joshua Newmark and Sophie Turbutt (University of Leeds) This symposium, kindly sponsored by both the Past & Present Society and the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities…


Online Discussion Generated by the Anarchism in the Iberian Peninsular Symposium

By Josh Allen - June 27, 2022 (0 comments)

by the Past & Present editorial team


Reflections on the ‘Orosius Through the Ages’ Conference

By Josh Allen - June 20, 2022 (0 comments)

by Dr Victoria Leonard, (Coventry University and Institute of Classical Studies, London) The conference, ‘Orosius Through the Ages’, was a long time coming. Although the vision for a unique event…





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