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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 84/2011 

Giorgio Mori (1927-2011)
A cura di Giovanni Borgognone, A dieci anni dall’11 settembre (Ten Years since 9/11)
Paolo Fonzi, Olanda e Danimarca nel "grande spazio" nazionalsocialista (1940-1941) (Holland and Denmark in the National Socialist "Great space" 1940-41)
Monica Quirico, Olof Palme, venticinque anni dopo (Olof Palme, twenty-five years later)
Simone Duranti, Nazionalsocialismo: società, consenso e lavoro forzato (National Socialism: society, consensus and forced labour)
Giovanni Gozzini, Microstoria e memoria, storici e testimoni della Shoah (Microhistory and memory, historians and survivors of the Shoah)
A cura di Aldo Agosti, Biografie
Bruno Bongiovanni, Commemorazioni, feste nazionali, memoria. Tra mass media e storiografia (Commemorations, national festivities, anniversaries, historiography and mass media)
Stefano Santoro, Da nazionalismo non dominante a nazionalismo dominante: il caso transilvano (From non-dominant to dominant nationalism: the Transylvanian case)
Paola Corti, Le dinamiche dell’italianità nella storia delle migrazioni nazionali (The dynamics of "italianity" in the history of national migrations)
Manuel Plana, Adiós a un maestro generoso: Friedrich Katz (1927-2010) (Adiós to a generous "maestro": Friedrich Katz (1927-2010))
Raoul Pupo, Le foibe fra storiografia e uso pubblico (Foibe: historiography and the public use of history)
Tommaso Detti, Il primo dopoguerra in Italia: una guerra civile? (The first postwar in Italy: a civil war?)

Issue 83/2011 

Simonetta Soldani, I centocinquant’anni di un paese in affanno (The hundred and fifty years of a worried country)
Marco Meriggi, Dopo l’Unità. Forme e ambivalenze del legittimismo borbonico (After Unity. Forms and ambiguities of Bourbon legitimism)
Christopher Duggan, Il culto dell’Uno dal Risorgimento al fascismo (The cult of the Leader, from the Risorgimento to fascism)
Umberto Carpi, Michele Rosi e il Dizionario del Risorgimento (Michele Rosi and the Dictionary of the Risorgimento)
Maddalena Tirabassi, L’Italia piccola delle emigrate (The little fatherlands of Italian emigrant women)
L’Italia vista da fuori
A cura di Simonetta Soldani, La nouvelle vague del federalismo italiano (The nouvelle vague of Italian federalism)
Paolo Cozzo, Un paese all’ombra del campanile. Immagini del parroco nell’Italia unita (A country in the shadow of the belfry. Images of the parish priest in unified Italy)
Maurizio Ridolfi, Le radici locali dei partiti nazionali (The local roots of national parties)
Marco Scavino, Ripensare Giolitti? (Rethinking Giolitti?)
Vito Zagarrio, Da Paisà a Gomorra. Immagini e stereotipi dell’Italia regionale (From Paisà to Gomorra. Images and stereotypes of regional Italy)

Issue 82/2011 

von Hardenberg Wilko Graf, Anthony F. Penna, Andrea Filippo Saba, Catastrofi (Catastrophes)
Cesare Panizza, Sfollare Torino. Flussi migratori e lotta contro l’urbanesimo (1926-1933) (Migratory flows and struggle against urbanization in Turin (1926-1933))
Antonio Soggia, In nome del cambiamento: la riforma sanitaria di Obama (In the name of change: Obama’s Health Care Reform)
Agostino Bistarelli, Il barbiere di Stendhal e Porta Pia (Stendhal’s barber and Porta Pia)
A cura di Ilaria Porciani, Recensioni. La società dello spettacolo nelle capitali europee (Reviews. Theatrical society in European capitals)
Giovanni De Luna, La repubblica del dolore (The repubblic of sorrow)
Xavier Casals, Miguel Primo de Rivera, l’architetto del franchismo (Miguel Primo de Rivera, the architect of francoism)
Olivier Pétré-Grenouilleau, Abolizionismo e "diritto d’ingerenza" per cause umanitarie (Abolitionism and "right of intervention" for humanitarian reasons)
Aldo Agosti, Il test di una vita: profilo di Eric Hobsbawm (The test of a life: an Eric Hobsbawm profile)
Gabriele Turi, Stregati dal fascismo? (Bewitched by fascism?)

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