Past & Present
|Past & Present|
|Abbreviated title (ISO 4)||Past Present|
|Edited by||Alexandra Walsham, Steve Smith|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press on behalf of the Past and Present Society (United Kingdom)|
Past & Present is a British historical academic journal, which was a leading force in the development of social history. It was founded in 1952 by a combination of Marxist and non-Marxist historians. The Marxist historians included members of the Communist Party Historians Group, including E. P. Thompson, Christopher Hill, Eric Hobsbawm, Rodney Hilton, and Dona Torr.
The society also publishes a book series (Past and Present Publications), and sponsors occasional conferences and appoints postdoctoral fellows.
- Hill, Christopher; Hilton, R.H.; Hobsbawm, E.J. "Past and Present. Origins and Early Years", Past and Present, No. 100. (Aug., 1983), pp. 3–14.
- Le Goff, Jacques. "Past and Present. Later History", Past and Present, No. 100. (Aug., 1983), pp. 14–28.