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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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Issue 114/2021 
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Stuart Woolf (1936-2021)
Fabio L. Grassi, Dal silenzio alla mobilitazione: la diaspora caucasica nella Turchia repubblicana (From silence to mobilization: the Caucasian diaspora in republican Turkey)
Simone Selva, Cinquant’anni dopo Bretton Woods: dollaro e sistema monetario internazionale tra storia e presente (Fifty years after Bretton Woods: The U.S. dollar and the international monetary system between past and present)
Giovanni Cavagnini, Una morale d’eccezione? Tortura e cattolicesimo nella guerra d’Algeria (1954-1962) (A special moral standard? Revolutionary war, torture and Catholicism in French Algeria (1954-1962))
Alessio Ceccherini, Anno Zero. La strage dell’Italicus nel contesto eversivo (1973-1975) (Year Zero. The Italicus massacre in the subversive context of the years 1973-1975)
Aldo Agosti, Patrizia Dogliani, Internazionalismi
Simonetta Soldani, Gli «anni dell’Africa». Riflessioni e memorie su una cesura epocale («The years of Africa». Reflections and memories on an epochal shift)
Elena Mazzini, «Io vengo e mi inginocchio su questo Golgota del mondo moderno». Il convento del Carmelo di Auschwitz e il processo di cristianizzazione della Shoah («I have come and I kneel on this Golgotha of the modern world». The Carmelite convent of Auschwitz and the process of Christianization of the Shoah)
Luciano Segreto, La Città Libera di Danzica: compromesso ragionevole o scommessa impossibile? (The Free City of Gdansk: a reasonable compromise or an impossible bet?)
Francesco Magno, «Francesi, tedeschi e ungheresi non possono farci le leggi». L’unificazione legislativa in Romania (1918-1927) («French, Germans and Hungarians can not write our laws». Legislative unification in Romania (1918-1927))
Enrico Landoni, La Solidarietà Olimpica: dalle origini agli anni ’80 (Olympic Solidarity: from the origins to the 1980s)
Stefano Bottoni, Nazionalismi: teorie, pratiche, istruzioni per l’uso

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Giovanni Borgognone, Dopo l’uragano. Le eredità di Donald Trump (After the hurricane. Donald Trump’s legacies)
Simone Duranti, La memoria delle rivolte britanniche del 1981 fra razza, classe e ordine pubblico (The Memory of 1981 Riots in Britain: Race, class and public order)
Andrea Di Michele, Fascismo, bonifica e politiche d’insediamento in Alto Adige negli anni ’20 (Fascism, reclamation and colonization in South Tyrol (1920s))
Ludovic Maugué, Marco Cicchini, L’internement administratif en Suisse: note de lecture sur un chantier de recherche (Administrative detention in Switzerland: Summary note on a field of research)
Antonio Fanelli, L’Istituto Ernesto de Martino: un laboratorio politico sulle culture popolari e la storia orale (The Ernesto de Martino Institute: A political workshop for popular culture and oral history)
Stefano Petrungaro, La cenere e la lacrima. Per raccontare il massacro degli ebrei di Kiev (Ashes and tears. Narrating the massacre of Kiev’s Jews)
David Armando, Massimo Cattaneo, Storici francesi sulla Rivoluzione
Xosé M. Núñez Seixas, Da Predappio a Meirás: i luoghi dei dittatori in Europa (1945-2021) (From Predappio to Meirás: The sites of the dictators in Europe (1945-2021))
Nicolò Da Lio, Educatore e contadino? Ufficiali e soldati nella stampa militare dell’Italia fascista (The educator and the peasant? Officers and soldiers in Fascist Italy’s military journals)
Donatella Germanese, L’ardua democrazia. La stampa aziendale Pirelli (1945-1948) (Difficult democracy. Pirelli’s Corporate Publishing (1945-1948))
Serge Noiret, Manfredi Scanagatta, Deborah Paci, Marcello Ravveduto, La storia come bene comune: le nuove frontiere della public history digitale (History as a Common Good: New Frontiers in Public Digital History)
Marco Bresciani, Oltre D’Annunzio: la crisi di Fiume tra esperienze paramilitari e sopravvivenze imperiali (1918-1921) (Beyond D’Annunzio: The Fiume crisis between paramilitary experiences and imperial legacies (1918-1921))
Bruna Bocchini Camaiani, Alla ricerca di un’altra patria (In search of another country)

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Fabrizio Loreto, Stefano Musso, L’Autunno caldo: lotte operaie, sindacato e mutamento sociale (The "Hot Autumn": workers’ struggles, trade unions and social change)
Federico Creatini, «Case e chiese». L’edilizia di culto nello sviluppo urbanistico della terraferma veneziana (1946-1958) («Houses and churches». Religious buildings in the urban development of the Venetian mainland (1946-1958))
Beatrice Falcucci, Il Museo Coloniale di Roma tra propaganda imperiale, oblio e riallestimento (The Colonial Museum of Rome: Imperial propaganda, oblivion and new exhibition)
Camillo Robertini, Il mondo del lavoro in Argentina durante la dittatura. Resistenza, smobilitazione e uso pubblico della storia (The world of work in Argentina during the dictatorship. Resistance, demobilisation and the public use of history)
Monica Pacini, Simonetta Soldani, Il lavoro delle donne: un approccio multifocale
A cura della Redazione, Roberto Finzi (1941-2020)
Giovanni Gozzini, Il ruolo dei paesi a basso reddito nelle crisi finanziarie del 1929 e del 2008 (Low income countries and the financial crises of 1929 and 2008)
Xosé M. Núñez Seixas, Fernando Devoto: pensare la storia dall’America latina, in modo globale (Fernando Devoto: Thinking Globally about History from Latin America)
Gabriele Turi, Il tempo di Leopardi (Leopardi and time)
Bruno Maida, Bambini da nascondere: l’infanzia abbandonata in Urss tra le due guerre mondiali (Hidden children in the Soviet Union between the two world wars)
Aldo Agosti, Protagonisti e temi della storia del Pci

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