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Italia contemporanea is a four-monthly, fully peer-reviewed academic journal. It was founded in 1949 as Il movimento di liberazione in Italia (The liberation movement in Italy) by the National Institute for the History of the Liberation Movement in Italy (now National Institute ‘Ferruccio Parri’, named after its founder and based in Milan) and took its current title in 1974. From an initial focus on the Italian Resistance, the Second World War and Fascism, Italia contemporanea has increasingly broadened its scope, so as to embrace the entire history of Italy in the 20th and 21st centuries, with a particular focus on the Republican period up to recent years. The journal is open to all areas of historical writing (social, economic, cultural, political and institutional, as well as gender-related and national/racial identity issues). It encourages fresh approaches and methodological awareness, together with transnational and comparative perspectives on Italian history. The journal is made up of three sections: Studies and Research, presenting original research based on primary sources; Notes and Discussions, devoted to historiographical reviews and debates, as well as reports on national and foreign archival records; an extensive and updated Bibliographical Review. Since 2016, this section and two selected research articles (double-blind peer reviewed, as all the other printed ones) are published open access.

Editors in chief: Enrica Asquer (Università degli studi di Genova), Alessio Gagliardi (Alma mater studiorum Università di Bologna) (coordinatore), Alessandra Gissi (Università degli studi di Napoli "L’Orientale"), Toni Rovatti (Alma mater studiorum Università di Bologna)

Editorial Board: Claudia Baldoli (Università degli studi di Milano) (responsabile per Rassegna bibliografica), Tommaso Baris (Università degli studi di Palermo), Roberta Biasillo (Utrecht University, Paesi Bassi), Agostino Bistarelli (Giunta centrale per gli studi storici), Bruno Bonomo (Università di Roma Sapienza) (responsabile per Saggi e ricerche), Barbara Curli (Università degli studi di Torino) (responsabile per Note e discussioni), Fabio De Ninno (Università degli studi di Siena), Valeria Deplano (Università degli studi di Cagliari), Alessandro Santagata (Università degli studi di Padova), Bruno Settis (Alma mater studiorum Università di Bologna), Simona Troilo (Università degli studi dell’Aquila), Paolo Zanini (Università degli studi di Milano)

Editorial Staff: Fabio De Ninno (Università degli studi di Siena), Greta Fedele (Istituto italiano per gli studi storici), Paola Redaelli (Istituto nazionale Ferruccio Parri)

Advisory Board: Salvo Adorno (Università degli studi di Catania, Italia), Marco Armiero (KTH-Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan-Royal Institute of Technology, Director EHL-Environmental Humanities Lab, Stockholm, Svezia), Luca Baldissara (Università di Pisa, Italia), Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University, USA), Raphaëlle Branche (Université Paris Nanterre, Nanterre, Francia), Alessandro Casellato (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, AISO, Italia), Christoph Cornelissen (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germania), John Foot (University of Bristol, GB), Bianca Gaudenzi (Istituto Storico Germanico di Roma, Zukunftskolleg Universität Konstanz, Wolfson College-Cambridge University, Italia, Germania, GB), Andreas Guidi (Universität Konstanz, Germania), Roberta Garruccio (Università degli studi di Milano, Italia), Christian Jansen (Universität Trier, Germania), Nicola Labanca (Università degli studi di Siena, Italia), Pieter Lagrou (ULB Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgio), Antonis Liakos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Grecia), Manuel Loff (Universidade do Porto, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portogallo), Marie-Anne Matard-Bonucci (Université Paris 8, Vincennes-Saint Denis, Francia), Penelope Morris (University of Glasgow, GB), Mila Orlic (Sveuciliste u Rijeci-Università di Rijeka, Croazia), Silvana Patriarca (Fordham University, USA), Santo Peli (già Università degli studi di Padova, Italia), Linda Reeder (University of Missouri, USA), Mark Seymour (University of Otago, Nuova Zelanda), Molly Tambor (Long Island University, USA), Olivier Wieviorka (École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, Francia), Sacha Zala (Universität Bern, Svizzera)

CONTACTS Istituto Nazionale Ferruccio Parri. Rete degli Istituti per la Storia della Resistenza e dell’età contemporanea (National Institute ‘Ferruccio Parri’), Casa della Memoria - via Federico Confalonieri, 14, tel. 02/66823204 e-mail:

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Issue 305/2024

Il fumetto nell’Italia contemporanea

Note e discussioni

Sezione Open Access