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PASSATO E PRESENTE
Rivista di storia contemporanea
3 issues per year , ISSN 1120-0650 , ISSNe 1972-5493
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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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Managing Editor

Gabriele Turi (Università di Firenze)



General Editor

Francesca Tacchi (Università di Firenze)



Coordinators

Roberto Bianchi (Università di Firenze); Philip Cooke (Strathclyde University, Glasgow); Valeria Galimi (Università di Firenze)

Editorial Board

Aldo Agosti (Università di Torino); Giovanni Borgognone (Università di Torino); Carolina Castellano (Università Federico II di Napoli); Massimo Cattaneo (Università Federico II di 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); Stefano Petrungaro (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia); Ilaria Porciani (Università di Bologna); Gianpasquale Santomassimo (Università di Siena); Raffaella Sarti (Università di Urbino); Luciano Segreto (Università di Firenze); Simonetta Soldani (Università di Firenze); Gabriele Turi (Università di Firenze)

Scientific Board

Frederic Attal (Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, Valenciennes); Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University); Catherine Brice (Université Paris-Est, Créteil); António Costa Pinto (Universidade de Lisboa); Gerd Rainer Horn (SciencesPo, Paris); Tim Kirk (Newcastle University); Maurizio Isabella (Queen Mary, University of London); Marc Lazar (SciencesPo, Paris); Marie-Anne Matard-Bonucci (Université Paris VIII, Saint-Denis); Lutz Raphael (Universität Trier); Stephen Smith (University of Oxford); Philipp Ther (Universität Wien); Enzo Traverso (Cornell University, New York); Christian Wicke (Universiteit Utrecht); Perry Willson (University of Dundee)

Correspondents

Marco Albeltaro (Università di Torino); Giacomo Bonan (Università di Bologna); Andrea Borelli (Università di Firenze); Marco Bresciani (Università di Firenze); Paolo Fonzi (Humboldt Universität, Berlin); Stefano Luconi (Università di Genova); Alessio Petrizzo (Università di Padova); Andrea Rapini (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia); Francesca Zantedeschi (Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Düsseldorf); Gilda Zazzara (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia)

Editorial

Davide Serafino; Giulio Taccetti


Contacts: Passato e presente (prof. Francesca Tacchi), Dipartimento Sagas, via S. Gallo 10, 50129 Firenze
Editors: pep@unifi.it
Association Amici di passato e presente (Apep): amicidipassatoepresente@gmail.com

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 99/2016 
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Maurizio Cotta, L’Unione europea. Si può riportare in mare una nave incagliata? (The European Union in the crisis. Can a ship stranded on the rocks be rescued before sinking?)
Luciano Segreto, Un nuovo fiume carsico. La deindustrializzazione in Italia nel dibattito pubblico (An underground river. Deindustrialization in the Italian public debate)
Stefano Luconi, Muhammad Ali. Un’icona dell’emancipazione degli afroamericani (Muhammad Ali. An icon of the black freedom struggle)
Andrea Rapini, Attori, spazi e saperi della riforma sociale durante la Grande guerra (Actors, spaces and knowledge of social reform during the Great Wa)
Chiara Fantozzi, L’onore violato: stupri, prostituzione e occupazione alleata (Livorno 1944-47) (Violated honour: Rapes, prostitution and Allied occupation (Livorno 1944-47).)
Monica Quirico, Morire per la patria? La commemorazione dei caduti italiani in Afghanistan (To die for the country? The commemoration of Italian casualties in Afghanistan)
Camillo Robertini, La storia orale in America latina (Oral history in Latin America)
Carolina Castellano, Simonetta Soldani, Alexander Hobel, Recensioni
Francesca Biancani, Schede. Prostituzione Stato e società nella storia globale


Issue 98/2016 
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Marc Lazar, Francia: i dubbi del presente, i retaggi del passato (The dilemmas of the present, the legacy of the past)
Giulio Bogani, Andrea Meccia, Vittorio Martone, Carolina Castellano, Le mafie rappresentate: a dieci anni da Gomorra (Representing the mafias: Ten years after)
Rosa Caroli, Il Giappone e la «storia del XX secolo» a settant’anni dalla fine della guerra (Japan and the «History of the 20th Century» seventy years after the end of the war)
Rosita Di Pieri, Il Medio Oriente oggi. Narrative, contro-narrative, rappresentazioni (Narratives, counter-narratives and representations of the Middle East)
Piotr Perkowski, La memoria del 1980 in Polonia e la nascita del Centro europeo di Solidarnosc (The memory of 1980 in Poland and the creation of the European Solidarity)
Andrea Borelli, La memoria dell’Urss nella Russia di Putin Manuali per l’università (The memory of the Ussr in Putin’s Russia. University textbooks)
Sheyla Moroni, Mainstream: il XX secolo narrato attraverso i period dramas anglo-americani (2010-14) (Mainstream: The 20th century told through Anglo-American period dramas (2010- 14).)
Giovanni Gozzini, Alessandra Pescarolo, Recensioni
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Issue 97/2016 
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Simonetta Soldani, Editoriale. A che punto è la notte? Il mondo della scuola e l’ossessione della Grande Riforma (How deep is the night? The Italian school system and the obsession with the Big Reform)
Mario Giovanni Ceci, Guido Panvini, Luca Falciola, Monica Galfré, Giovanni Gozzini, Carlo Fumian, I terrorismi italiani degli anni ’70 e ’80 (Italian terrorisms of the 1970s and 80s)
Luisa Tasca, Piccole patrie devote. Libri di preghiere nell’Italia dell’800 (Little devout homelands. Books of prayers in 19th century Italy)
Mauro Forno, La Chiesa cattolica e la decolonizzazione. Pagine di stampa missionaria dopo il 1945 (The Catholic Church and decolonization. The missionary press after 1945)
Ersilia Alessandrone Perona, Le provocazioni della ricerca. Gli Stati Uniti nelle riviste di Piero Gobetti (Thought-provoking research. The Usa in Piero Gobetti’s journals.)
Aldo Agosti, Verso un «giudizio equanime» su Palmiro Togliatti? (Towards a ≪fair appraisal≫ of Palmiro Togliatti?)
Philip Cooke, Recensioni. «Né lettere né bigliettini». Sulle strade dei Gap
Massimo Cattaneo, Francesca Tacchi, Schede. Storia e cinema. Linguaggi, narrazioni, politica
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