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Among the many Italian journals dedicated to contemporary history, Past and Present (Passato e presente) stands out on account of several fundamental cultural choices it has made, choices which have ensured it success since its foundation in 1982. First of these choices was a refusal to adopt any ideological outlook - this manifests itself in the rigour of the research, in the journal’s continuous tackling of the latest topics and methodologies to arise in international historiography, and in its severe take on the political use of history, a use which has been widely adopted by the mass media and which contributes to the creation of an uncritical ‘communal sense’. Open to diverse historiographic approaches, the journal does not deny the inevitable subjectivity of judgement and, therefore, the civil commitment that distinguishes the historian from the purely erudite scholar. Another characteristic feature is the periodisation the journal has chosen. Past and Present seeks to respond to the reduction of contemporary history to the history of the 20th century, a tendency that is taking hold in schools and which risks becoming a simplification that rides roughshod over historic problems. The journal, however, identifies the roots of the contemporary world in the great economic, social, political and cultural processes that were set off at the end of the 18th century by the Industrial Revolution in England and the French Revolution. These cultural choices are also reflected in the rich articulation of features, which make Past and Present a ‘constructed’ journal at every level. The Editorial calls for a historical context to current issues and Discussions hosts an exchange between diverse voices on topics deemed relevant; Essays (Saggi) offers results of Italian and foreign research, while the Contemporary Historians (Storici contemporanei) section focuses on the relationship between the historian’s work and the context in which he/she operates. Considerable space is also given to critiques of international production and the issue of how history is presented by the mass media and in exhibitions, and how it is produced for schools. The result is a journal which as well as boasting illustrious names is capable of speaking, through articles of varying importance and readability, to students, teachers and a wider audience of history enthusiasts.

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General editor: Francesca Tacchi (Università di Firenze)
Editor in chief Gabriele Turi (Università di Firenze)
Roberto Bianchi (Università di Firenze), Philip Cooke (Strathclyde University, Glasgow), Valeria Galimi (Università di Firenze)
Editorial board; Giovanni Borgognone (Università di Torino), Catherine Brice (Université Paris-Est Créteil), Carolina Castellano (Università Federico II, Napoli), Massimo Cattaneo (Università Federico II, Napoli), Pietro Causarano (Università di Firenze), Monica Galfré (Università di Firenze), Lorenzo Kamel (Università di Torino), Lutz Klinkhammer (Deutsches Historisches Institut, Roma), Silvano Montaldo (Università di Torino), Xosé Manoel Núñez Seixas (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), Elena Papadia (Università La Sapienza, Roma), Stefano Petrungaro (Università di Venezia), Raffaella Sarti (Università di Urbino), Luciano Segreto (Università di Firenze), Marta Verginella (Università di Lubiana)
Corrispondenti: Elena Bacchin (Università di Venezia), Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln), Giacomo Bonan (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), Andrea Borelli (Università della Calabria), Stefano Bottoni (Università di Firenze), Marco Bresciani (Università di Firenze), Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti (Università di Pisa), Bianca Gaudenzi (DHI Roma-Università di Konstanz-Cambridge University), Stefano Luconi (Università di Padova), Alessio Petrizzo (Università di Padova), Camillo Robertini (Instituto de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad de Chile), Debora Spini (New York University, Shanghai), Giulia Strippoli (Universidade Nova, Lisboa), Luisa Tasca (Libera Università di Bolzano), Alessandro Tuccillo (Università di Torino), Scientific Advisory Committee: Aldo Agosti (Università di Torino), Frederic Attal (Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, Valenciennes), Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University), Albert Carreras (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) , António Costa Pinto (Universidade de Lisboa), Gerd Rainer Horn (SciencesPo, Paris), Maurizio Isabella (Queen Mary University of London), Tim Kirk (Newcastle University), Marc Lazar (SciencesPo, Paris), Marie-Anne Matard-Bonucci (Université Paris VIII, Saint-Denis), Lutz Raphael (Universität Trier), Gianpasquale Santomassimo (Università di Siena), Stephen Smith (University of Oxford), Simonetta Soldani (Università di Firenze), Philipp Ther (Universität Wien), Enzo Traverso (Cornell University, New York), Gabriele Turi (Università di Firenze), Christian Wicke (Universiteit Utrecht), Perry Willson (University of Dundee) , Editors: Editorial coordinator rivista: Giulio Taccetti (Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici, San Marino), Multimedia section manager: Davide Serafino (DHI, Roma), Francesco Maccelli (Università di Firenze), Lorenzo Venuti (Università di Firenze)

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All texts presented to the magazine, except for those included in Editorial Headlines, Discussions, Reviews, Reviews, and Other Judgments of the Non-referencing Board, are subject to double blind review

Classified in Class A by Anvur (National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes) in: Medieval History, Modern History, Contemporary History, Philosophy

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Issue 102/2017 
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Stefano Luconi, Da Wilson a Trump: gli Stati Uniti e il senso della missione (From Wilson to Trump: the United States and the sense of mission.)
Marco Allegra, Ariel Handel, Colonizzazione per consenso: Ma’ale Adumim e la politica israeliana degli insediamenti (Colonization by Consensus: Ma’ale Adumim and the Israelian Settlement Policy)
Luciano Segreto, La sfida di "Re Cotone". Una nuova storia del capitalismo attraverso la storia delle commodities? (The Challenge of "King Cotton". A new History of capitalism through the History of Commodities?)
Stefano Luconi, La storia della questione razziale nel cinema dell’epoca di Obama (The history of the race question in the movies of the Obama era.)
Paolo Fonzi, Grecia 1941-1944: una storia sociale e culturale della Resistenza (Greek 1941-1944: a social and cultural history of Resistance.)
Aldo Agosti, Riempire le «pagine bianche». Nuovi interrogativi e nuove risposte sulla rivoluzione russa (Filling «blank pages». New questions and answers on the Russian revolution.)
Nina Valbousquet, Antisemitismo italiano e cattolici integralisti nel primo dopoguerra (Italian Antisemitism and Integralist Catholics in the Aftermath of World War I)
Lorenzo Kamel, Medio Oriente e "artificialità": una prospettiva storica (Middle East and "artificiality": an historical perspective.)
Marco Bresciani, L’Impero Asburgico, una storia d’Europa (1740-1918?) (The Habsburg Empire, an European History (1740-1918?).)
Francesca Tacchi, Europa contemporanea. Storie e memorie

Issue 101/2017 
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Duccio Basosi, Fidel Castro tra storia, mito e demonologia (Fidel Castro: History, myth and demonology)
Laura Di Fiore, Chiara Lucrezio Monticelli, Sorvegliare oltre i confini Il controllo delle polizie napoletana e pontificia dopo il 1848 (Surveillance beyond borders: Control by Neapolitan and papal police forces after 1848)
Tommaso Detti, Contadini, proprietari, nobili: l’itinerario di Carlo Pazzagli (Peasants, landowners, nobles: The journey of Carlo Pazzagli)
Aldo Agosti, Una nuova storia sociale e culturale della Rivoluzione russa (A new social and cultural history of the Russian Revolution)
Valeria Galimi, La Francia della Terza Repubblica
A cura della Redazione, Anna Rossi-Doria (1938-2017)
Giovanni Borgognone, Simonetta Soldani, Evanescenza dei partiti e forza dei populismi: un problema di democrazia? (The fading charme of parties and the force of populism: A problem of democracy?)
Olindo De Napoli, Tempi difficili, note sugli ebrei italiani nei primi anni del fascismo (1922-1925) (Hard times. Notes on the Italian Jews in the early years of Fascism (1922-1925))
Michele Nani, Lavoratori antisemiti? Un sondaggio sul caso italiano (1860-1914) (Anti-Semitic workers? A survey of the Italian case (1860-1914))
Arturo Marzano, La semplificazione dell’altro Il caso della Palestina (Imperial perceptions. The case of Palestine is a review of Lorenzo Kamel’s book Imperial perceptions of Palestine (2015))
Marcella Simoni, Narcotici e storia globale

Issue 100/2017 
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A cura della Redazione, Claudio Pavone (1920-2016)
Gian Luca Fruci, Alessio Petrizzo, Culture visuali e forme di politicizzazione nel lungo ’800 europeo (Visual culture and politicisation in 19th-century Europe)
Marco Mariano, Lo spazio atlantico contemporaneo: una storia che «non osa pronunciare il suo nome»? (The contemporary Atlantic space: A history that «dare not speak its name»?)
Roberto Bianchi, Gilda Zazzara, La storia formattata. Wikipedia tra creazione, uso e consumo (History and Wikipedia, history of Wikipedia)
Daniele Pipitone, Il carteggio Garosci-Montanelli. Antifascismo e anticomunismo nell’Italia degli anni ’70 (The Garosci-Montanelli correspondence: Antifascism and anti-communism in 1970s Italy)
Giovanni Borgognone, Illusioni, aspettative e connessioni transatlantiche nell’esperienza radicale americana (Illusions, expectations, and transatlantic connections in the American radical experience. The author reviews Radicals in America. The U.S. Left Since the Second World War)
A cura della Redazione, E 100..
Pietro Causarano, La fatica di Sisifo del sindacato (The Sisyphean task of trade unions)
Girolamo Imbruglia, Illuminismo e rivoluzione: il problema della violenza (Enlightenment and revolution: The issue of violence)
Maurizio Griffo, Teodoro Tagliaferri, Christopher A. Bayly Dalla storia dell’Impero alla world history (Christopher A. Bayly. From the history of the Empire to world history)
Gabriele Turi, La Grande guerra e il diario di Mussolini (The Great War and Mussolini’s diary)
Simonetta Soldani, Melodrammaticità risorgimentali (Risorgimento melodramas)
Roberto Bianchi, Giovanni Borgognone, Schede. La Grande guerra in Italia

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