Past & Present

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Past & Present  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Past Present
Discipline History
Language English
Edited by Alexandra Walsham, Matthew Hilton
Publication details
Oxford University Press on behalf of the Past and Present Society (United Kingdom)
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0031-2746 (print)
1477-464X (web)
LCCN 65077388
OCLC no. 265436895
JSTOR 00312746

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.

It is published four times a year by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Past and Present Society, a British historical membership association and registered charity.[1]

The society also publishes a book series (Past and Present Publications), and sponsors occasional conferences and appoints postdoctoral fellows.


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