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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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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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Luciano Segreto, Un nuovo fiume carsico. La deindustrializzazione in Italia nel dibattito pubblico (An underground river. Deindustrialization in the Italian public debate)
Andrea Rapini, Attori, spazi e saperi della riforma sociale durante la Grande guerra (Actors, spaces and knowledge of social reform during the Great Wa)
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)
Carolina Castellano, Simonetta Soldani, Alexander Hobel, Recensioni
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?)
Stefano Luconi, Muhammad Ali. Un’icona dell’emancipazione degli afroamericani (Muhammad Ali. An icon of the black freedom struggle)
Chiara Fantozzi, L’onore violato: stupri, prostituzione e occupazione alleata (Livorno 1944-47) (Violated honour: Rapes, prostitution and Allied occupation (Livorno 1944-47).)
Camillo Robertini, La storia orale in America latina (Oral history in Latin America)
Francesca Biancani, Schede. Prostituzione Stato e società nella storia globale

Issue 98/2016 
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Giulio Bogani, Andrea Meccia, Vittorio Martone, Carolina Castellano, Le mafie rappresentate: a dieci anni da Gomorra (Representing the mafias: Ten years after)
Rosita Di Pieri, Il Medio Oriente oggi. Narrative, contro-narrative, rappresentazioni (Narratives, counter-narratives and representations of the Middle East)
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)
Giovanni Gozzini, Alessandra Pescarolo, Recensioni
Marc Lazar, Francia: i dubbi del presente, i retaggi del passato (The dilemmas of the present, the legacy of the past)
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)
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)
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).)
Ilaria Berti, Cibo e identità

Issue 97/2016 
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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)
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)
Aldo Agosti, Verso un «giudizio equanime» su Palmiro Togliatti? (Towards a ≪fair appraisal≫ of Palmiro Togliatti?)
Massimo Cattaneo, Francesca Tacchi, Schede. Storia e cinema. Linguaggi, narrazioni, politica
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)
Luisa Tasca, Piccole patrie devote. Libri di preghiere nell’Italia dell’800 (Little devout homelands. Books of prayers in 19th century Italy)
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.)
Philip Cooke, Recensioni. «Né lettere né bigliettini». Sulle strade dei Gap
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