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.


Registration Opens for the Feeling Medieval Conference 31/05/22 - 01/06/2022

By Josh Allen - May 9, 2022 (0 comments)

Received from Dr. Stephen Spencer (King’s College, London) and Hailey O’Harrow (University of St. Andrews) Feeling Medieval, the inaugural conference of the Society for the Study of Medieval Emotions, is…


ECR Bursaries for Orosius Through the Ages (25th-27th May 2022)

By Josh Allen - May 5, 2022 (0 comments)

Received from the conference organisers Thanks to the generosity of the Past & Present Society, the Royal Historical Society, the Institute of Classical Studies (ICS), the Centre for Arts, Memory…


Two Past & Present Authors Recognised by the French Colonial Historical Society

By Josh Allen - April 28, 2022 (0 comments)

by the Past & Present editoral team Past & Present was delighted to learn that Dr. Joseph La Hausse de Lalouvière (Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge) has been awarded the…





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