Our conference image

The image chosen for our conference is the famous painting in the National Portrait Gallery of historians associated with the journalĀ Past & Present. It was commissioned from the artist Stephen Farthing in 1999 and depicts Sir John Elliott, Christopher Hill, Rodney Hilton, Eric Hobsbawm, Lawrence Stone, Joan Thirsk and Sir Keith Thomas. The sitters were not gathered together to be painted, but their relationship to each other was carefully planned by the artist.

The image is reproduced by kind permission of the National Portrait Gallery, and you can find out more about it atĀ http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw13574/Historians-of-Past-and-Present.

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