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.


Looking Ahead to Energy, Culture and Society in the Global South

By Josh Allen - May 20, 2019 (0 comments)

Received from Mattin Biglari (SOAS, London) This two-day international conference brings together doctoral students and early-career scholars to discuss the different ways energy is and has been intertwined with economic,…


Introducing Modes of Authentication in Early Modern Europe

By Josh Allen - May 17, 2019 (0 comments)

received from Dr. Liesbeth Corens (Queen Mary, London)  Introduction In a time of ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ we may long for an earlier, purportedly simpler world in which facts…


Looking Back at Online Discussion Around 18th Century Now

By Josh Allen - May 16, 2019 (0 comments)

by the Past & Present editorial team