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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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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 81/2010 

Contributi di Giovanni De Luna, Stuart Woolf, Anna Rossi-Doria, Antonio Prete, La Repubblica italiana nata dalla guerra (The Italian Republic born from the war)
Lea Nocera, Genere e migrazione: il reclutamento delle donne turche in Germania Ovest (Gender and migration: the recruitment of Turkish women in West Germany)
Sabine Rutar, L’Europa sudorientale e la storia comparata europea (South-eastern Europe and comparative European history)
Bruno Bongiovanni, Gli Imperi, le Americhe, l’Atlantico (Empires, the Americas, Atlantic)
Nicola Labanca, A cinquant’anni dalla decolonizzazione: grande rivoluzione, strumentali ricordi (Fifty years after decolonization: a great revolution, exploitative memories)
Giovanni Cavagnini, Nazione e provvidenza. Padre Reginaldo Giuliani tra Fiume ed Etiopia (1919-36) (Nation and providence. Father Reginaldo Giuliani between Fiume and Ethiopia (1919-36))
Gabriele Turi, Una croce senza Cristo (A Crucifix without Christ)
Bruno Bongiovanni, Totalitarismo (Totalitarianism)
Giovanni Gozzini, Il cammino della speranza (The road to hope)

Issue 80/2010 

Silvio Pons, Concettualizzare l’89: la prospettiva storica (Conceptualizing 1989)
Alice de Rensis, Ai margini della sociabilità: courtisanes e salotti sotto il Secondo Impero (On the borders of sociability: courtesans and salons in the Second Empire)
Guillaume Mouralis, Tempo giuridico e tempo politico nell’epurazione post-comunista in Germania (Juridical time and political time in the post-communist purge in Germany)
Valentina Colombi, Generazione/generazioni. L’uso storiografico di un concetto "elastico" (Generation/generations. The historiographic use of a "stretchable" notion)
Giovanni Gozzini, Gianni Dore, Schede
Raffaella Baritono, Le politiche del velo
Adriano Prosperi, Italia: identità civile e identità cattolica (Italy: civil identity and Catholic identity)
Federico Romero, Alle origini del 1989: i fattori internazionali
Claudio Natoli, Resistenza civile a Berlino: il soccorso degli ebrei da parte dei concittadini tedeschi (Civil resistance in Nazi Berlin)
Gabriele Turi, Storia di lotta e (ora) di governo (Right-wing history from opposition to government)
Adrian Lyttelton, Le scelte fatidiche della seconda guerra mondiale
Monica Galfrè, Se vuoi conoscere un paese visitane le prigioni

Issue 79/2010 

Maurizio Torrini, La Chiesa e Galileo. Celebrare per restaurare
Camilla Bergamaschi, Una stagione irripetibile Calamandrei e gli amici torinesi del Partito d’Azione
Mario G. Rossi, Giuliano Procacci storico del Novecento
Marco Albertaro, Il ritorno del figliol prodigo. Ovvero l’Almirante "democratico"
Francesca Zantedeschi, Lingua e nazione in Europa
Claudio Pavone, Gabriele Ranzato. A cura di Roberto Bianchi, La guerra civile europea
Elena Cavalieri, I piani di liquidazione del centro-sinistra nel 1964
Ilaria Porciani, La nazione in mostra. Musei storici europei
Donald Sassoon, L’Europa che non c’è
A cura di Simonetta Soldani, Gabriele Turi, Schede

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