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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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Editor in chief: Gabriele Turi (Università di Firenze)
General Editor: Francesca Tacchi (Università di Firenze)
Coordination Committee: 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 Historiches Institut, Roma); Silvano Montaldo (Università di Torino); Xosé Manoel Núñez Seixas (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela); Elena Papadia (Università La Sapienza, Roma); Stefano Petrungaro (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia); Raffaella Sarti (Università di Urbino); Luciano Segreto (Università di Firenze); Marta Verginella (Università di Lubiana)
Advisory scientific board: Aldo Agosti (Università di Torino); Frederic Attal (Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, Valenciennes); Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University); Albert Carreras (Universitat Pompeo 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)
Correspondents: Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln); Stefano Bottoni (Università di Firenze); Giacomo Bonan (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia); Andrea Borelli (Università della Calabria); Marco Bresciani (Università di Firenze); Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti (Università di Pisa); Bianca Gaudenzi (DHI Roma-Universität Konstanz); Stefano Luconi (Università di Padova); Alessio Petrizzo (Università di Padova); Camillo Robertini (Universidad de Chile, Santiago); Debora Spini (New York University, Shanghai); Giulia Strippoli (Universidade Nova, Lisboa); Luisa Tasca (Libera Università di Bolzano); Alessandro Tuccillo (Università di Torino)
Editorial board: Editors: coordinamento Lorenzo Venuti (Università di Firenze), Francesco Maccelli (Università di Firenze) Multimedia Editors: Silvia Banci (Università di Firenze), Michele di Giorgio (Università di Siena)

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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 115/2022 
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A cura della Redazione, Nicola Tranfaglia (1938-2021) - Enzo Collotti (1929-2021)
Silvano Montaldo, La nazione e la libertà. Per una storia dei diritti nel Risorgimento (The nation and the freedoms. A history of human rights in Risorgimento)
Adriano Viarengo, Biografie risorgimentali nel XXI secolo (Biographies of the Risorgimento in the XXI century)
Alessio Petrizzo, Storia culturale, storia del Risorgimento: una riflessione (Cultural history and the history of Italian Risorgimento: some reflections)
Monica Galfré, La parabola della fortuna scolastica di Garibaldi (Garibaldi and the scholastic curriculum)
Marco Rovinello, Un Risorgimento da manuale
Andrea Borgione, La scelta del coniuge: Torino 1782-1865 (Spouse’s choice: Turin 1782-1865)
Carolina Castellano, Cilento 1828: anatomia di una tradizione politica (Cilento 1828: anatomy of a political tradition)
Elena Bacchin, Venezia 1831-32: prigionieri politici e diritto di ribellione (Political Prisoners and Foreign Interventions in Habsburg Venice, 1831-1832)
Emanuele D’Antonio, Battesimi forzati e libertà religiosa nell’Italia asburgica (Forced Baptisms and Freedom of Religion in Habsburg Italy)
Silvia Cavicchioli, Donne, ebrei, "corpi morali" nei voti liberi delle province modenesi nel 1859 (Women, Jews, "moral bodies" in the free voting of the Modena provinces in 1859)
Ludovico Matrone, Libertà e ordine: la gestione dei tumulti urbani nel primo decennio postunitario (Demonstrations, urban riots and repression in the first decade after Unification)
Usi e abusi della storia
Marco Pignotti, Desabaudizzare la Sardegna. Uso e abuso dei luoghi della memoria sarda (Removing Savoy from Sardinia: The use and abuse of places in Sardinian memory)
Pierangelo Gentile, Borbone vs Savoia: monarchie alla prova del Risorgimento (Bourbon vs Savoy. Parallel monarchies tested in the face of the Risorgimento)
Silvano Montaldo, Criminalità, polizie e politica nell’Italia preunitaria / Conflitti ed eserciti d’Italia / Politica, culture, memorie del Risorgimento,

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