The initial aims of the PDT Study Group are to maintain an active jiscmail list. This will be used for the circulation of relevant information about activities and events. It will also organise events to build up a community of scholars around the themes of the Study Group and to participate actively in the BSA Annual Conference. Future aims will be developed as the Study Group develops.

For the first year, Gurminder K Bhambra, Sara Salem, Ali Meghji, Saskia Papadakis and Meghan Tinsley will convene the study group. An inaugural meeting of the Study Group will be held in autumn of 2019 in London. This will set out the organisational form of the Study Group and plan for various events for the coming year.