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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)

Contacts: Passato e presente (prof. Francesca Tacchi), Dipartimento Sagas, via S. Gallo 10, 50129 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 96/2015 
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Lutz Klinkhammer, «Restaurazione»? La rifondazione dell’Europa nel 1815 (≪Restoration≫? The refounding of Europe in 1815)
Ricard Vinyes, La gestione pubblica del passato europeo: quale memoria? (The public management of the European past: What memory?)
Lorenzo Kamel, Rivolte d’Egitto, una prospettiva di genere (Egyptian uprisings, a gender perspective)
AnnaRita Gori, A colloquio con Salazar. La pianificazione politica, economica e sociale dell’Estado Novo portoghese (In dialogue with Salazar: The political, economic and social planning of the Portuguese Estado Novo)
Leo Goretti, Sport nel mondo
Costanza Calabretta, Ricordare la rivoluzione pacifica e l’unificazione. Le commemorazioni pubbliche della Germania riunificata (1990-2014) (Remembering peaceful revolution and unification: Public commemorations in reunified Germany (1990-2014).)
Maria Teresa Mori, Romanzi parlamentari. Genere e politica nell’Italia umbertina (Parliamentary novels: Gender and politics in Italy in the Umbertian age)
Giacomo Bonan, Beni comuni: alcuni percorsi storiografici (Commons: A few historiographical paths)
Laura Schettini, Ilaria Porciani, Aldo Agosti, Adriano Prosperi, Recensioni

Issue 95/2015 
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Bruno Bongiovanni, Aldo Agosti, 1945. La fine della guerra in una prospettiva globale (1945: The end of the war in a global perspective)
Irene Di Jorio, Pubblicitari in guerra. Saperi e tecniche di propaganda in Italia (1914-18) (Admen at war. Propaganda expertise and techniques in Italy (1914-18).)
Aldo Agosti, Recensioni (Reviews)
Michele Nani, Migrazioni e lavoro
Mirco Carrattieri, Editoriale. La Resistenza tra memoria e storiografia (La Resistenza tra memoria e storiografia)
Laura Savelli, Assistenza alle lavoratrici migranti e battaglie civili. Le «Amiche della giovinetta» (1877-1914) (Care provision for migrant female workers and civil battles: The «Amiche della giovinetta» (1877-1914).)
Stefano Petrungaro, La ricerca sull’Europa orientale in Germania (The German research about Eastern Europe)
Alessandro Casellato, Schede. Storia orale: dalla Grande guerra al tempo presente

Issue 94/2015 
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Bruno Bongiovanni, Editoriale. 1974-1975: la seconda nascita dell’Europa (1974-1975: The second birth of Europe)
Giovanni Sbordone, La piazza sovrana. Socialismo e manifestazioni pubbliche nel Veneto giolittiano (The ruling square: Socialism and public demonstrations in Veneto in the Giolittian age.)
Gabriele Turi, "Passato e presente" trent’anni dopo ("Passato e presente" thirty years later)
Giovanni Gozzini, Capitalismo e ineguaglianza: note in margine a Thomas Piketty (Capitalism and inequality: Reflections on Thomas Piketty)
Andrea Brazzoduro, Schede. Algeria. La guerra d’indipendenza cinquant’anni dopo
Simonetta Soldani, Giulia Calvi, Françoise Thébaud, La storia delle donne (e di genere): tre riviste a confronto (Women’s (and gender) history: Three journals compared)
Abdòn Mateos, Il socialismo spagnolo e la memoria dell’antifascismo e dell’esilio (Spanish socialism and the memory of antifascism and exile)
Giancarlo De Vivo, Nerio Naldi, Gramsci, Wittgenstein, Sraffa e il prof. Lo Piparo. Fatti e fantasie (Gramsci, Wittgenstein, Sraffa and prof. Lo Piparo: Facts and fiction)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

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