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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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Two Past & Present Authors Featured in Oxford University Press' "Best of History 2021"

By Josh Allen - January 24, 2022 (0 comments)

by the Past & Present editorial team Past & Present was delighted to become aware that two articles published in the journal during 2021 appear in our publisher Oxford University…

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Medical Travelogues and Quarantines in the Eastern Mediterranean

By Josh Allen - January 14, 2022 (0 comments)

by Dr. Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky (University of California, Santa Barbara) My research on the nineteenth-century Eastern Mediterranean quarantines started in an unlikely place — a Russian literary journal Otechestvennye zapiski (Annals…

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Past & Present Article Wins a 2021 American Society for Legal History Prize

By Josh Allen - November 18, 2021 (0 comments)

by the Past & Present editorial team Past & Present was delighted to hear that Dr. Sonia Tycko (St. Peter’s College, Oxford) has been awarded the 2021 Sutherland Prize by…

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