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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 105/2018 
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Xosé M. Núñez Seixas, Il ritorno dello stato-nazione? Spinte indipendentiste nell’Europa occidentale all’inizio del XXI secolo (The return of the Nation-State? Independence Tendencies within Western Europe at the Beginning of the 21st Century)
Andrea Borgione, Il Risorgimento tra moglie e marito. Le separazioni coniugali a Torino (1838-1865) (Husbands and wives in the Risorgimento. Marital separations in Turin (1838-1865).)
Neri Binazzi, La lingua siamo noi. L’Italia allo specchio di Tullio De Mauro (Tullio De Mauro and Italy between new impulses and old customs)
Marco Bresciani, Recensione. Senza fine: un «dopoguerra» che è ancora guerra (1917-1923) (A post-war without end (1917-1923).)
Ilaria Porciani, Schede. Musei e identità
Silvano Montaldo, La risacca neoborbonica. Origini, flussi e riflussi (The Neobourbonic undertow. Origins, ebbs and flows.)
Vito Francesco Gironda, Esuli e storiografia tedesca nel secondo dopoguerra: Hans Rosenberg e Hans Ulrich Wehler (Refugees and Historiography in postwar: Hans Rosenberg and Hans Ulrich Wehler)
Dario Ghilarducci, La dignità innegoziabile. Le Madri di Plaza de Mayo e il Movimento delle Vittime dei crimini di Stato (Non-negociable dignity. The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo and the Movement of the Victims of State Crimes)
Gabriele Turi, Recensione. L’irrisolta sofferenza della schiavitù (The unresolved misery of slavery)
Roberta Garruccio, Gilda Zazzara, Schede. La rivoluzione deindustriale

Issue 104/2018 
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A cura della Redazione, Maria Ferretti (1959-2018)
Silvano Montaldo, Eugenica "latina"? Criminologia e sterilizzazioni femminili in Italia a fine ’800 ("Latin" Eugenics? Criminology and Female Sterilization in Italy at the End of the Nineteenth Century.)
Giovanni Borgognone, Istituzioni, élites e civiltà. La scienza politica di Samuel P. Huntington (Institutions, élites and civilizations. Samuel P. Huntington’s political science.)
Aldo Agosti, La contrapposizione ideologica comunismo-capitalismo: una bussola da aggiornare? (Capitalism vs. Communism: an ideological opposition in need of an upgrade?)
Giacomo Bonan, Gli storici e l’Antropocene: narrazioni, periodizzazioni, dibattiti (Historians and the Anthropocene: narratives, periodizations, debates.)
Mauro Moretti, Gli studi umanistici a Firenze fra l’Unità e la Grande guerra (Humanities in Florence from Unification to WW1.)
Gabriele Turi, Lotta all’antisemitismo: cultura storica e azione politica (Fighting anti-Semitism: historical culture and political action)
Alessandro Tuccillo, Il rifiuto impossibile. Stati italiani e abolizione della tratta atlantica degli schiavi (1834-1839) (Impossible to refuse. Italian States and abolition of the Atlantic slave trade (1834-1839).)
Andrea Borelli, La Russia e il centenario della Rivoluzione d’ottobre (Russia and the centenary of the October revolution.)
Gabriele Turi, La sfortuna di Gentile (The misfortune of Giovanni Gentile.)
Gianni Dore, Per una storia sociale del colonialismo italiano (A social history of Italian colonialism.)
Aldo Agosti, Russia: l’Ottobre e le sue conseguenze

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Daniele Pipitone, Settant’anni dopo. Ripensare la storia dell’Italia repubblicana (70 Years later. Rethinking the History of Republican Italy)
Fabio De Leonardis, «Halk, Watan, Türkmenbasy». Il culto della personalità di Niyazov in Turkmenistan («Halk, Watan, Türkmenbaşy»: The Niyazov Personality Cult in Turkmenistan)
Chiara Colombini, Claudio Pavone e la storia della Resistenza (Claudio Pavone and the history of Resistance)
Michele Nani, Traiettorie professionali e migratorie nel ’900 (Professional and migratory trajectories in the twentieth century)
Fabio L. Grassi, Contro la «malizia dei dotti». Radici e sviluppi dell’erdoganismo (Against the «malice of the learned». Origins and Developments of Erdoğanism.)
Federico Mazzini, Linee condivise. Il «phone phreaking» e la storia culturale dell’hacking (1971-1984) (Party Lines. «Phone phreaking» and the cultural history of hacking (1971-1984).)
Béatrice von Hirschhausen, Le «frontiere fantasma». L’attualità del passato negli spazi contemporanei («Phantom borders». Actuality of the past in contemporary spaces)
Elvira Valleri, Una vita, forse due: Carlotta Orlando, appunti per una biografia (A life, may be two: Carlotta Orlando, notes for a biography)
Elisabetta Basso, Alessio Petrizzo, Archivi e storie della psichiatria

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