Rivista di studi sulle transizioni

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From 2015 FrancoAngeli is the new editor of Ventunesimo Secolo: Rivista di studi sulle transizioni. Under his leadership the journal is taking a new direction while maintaining a close link with its past. Ventunesimo Secolo was founded in 2002 by a group of scholars from Luiss University of Rome, as a journal of historical studies on "transitions", and began by looking at the twentieth century. The Journal has now spent over fourteen years involved in intense scientific activity and is now fully integrated in the twenty-first century, as the title suggests. Both this century and the previous one have seen a number of radical changes - or "transitions" - that have been, and remain, of central importance to scholars within the humanities and social sciences. While examining this historical period is the primary aim of the Journal, it also deals with "contemporary" issues, which are rooted, to varying degrees, in the recent past. Ventunesimo Secolo welcomes contributions that represent both the latest historiographical trends, from "transnational history" to "global history", as well as contributions from more classical fields like "political history" and "history of international relations". The international dimension and the focus on "comparative history" remain other distinctive characteristics of Ventunesimo Secolo. Ventunesimo Secolo, while historical in nature, understands the invaluable contribution of other humanities and social science disciplines to examining historical phenomena: dialogue between these disciplines is one of the goals of the publication. In its editorial approach, Ventunesimo Secolo intends to give priority to special issues which are the result of independent scientific initiatives such as conferences, seminars and academic research projects, and include contributions by both internationally renowned scholars and young researchers. Individual contributions that demonstrate extensive and innovative research and stimulate scientific debate are also welcome. The same criteria will be applied to reviews, which will be marked as "review articles". The journal also aims to publish foreign language contributions to highlight the multilingual nature of its readership. Ventunesimo Secolo is inspired by the scientific and transparency criteria established by the Italian agency ANVUR. The rigorous application of these criteria by the Journal is in recognition of the importance of these standards, with the hope that the publication can maintain the high level of relevance and scientific rigour for which it has become known. Ventunesimo Secolo is open to all contributions within these parameters. It intends to be a forum for open discussion and cultural elaboration without any disciplinary or "school" barriers.

General editor: Antonio Varsori (Università degli Studi di Padova)
Executive board: Elena Aga-Rossi (Università degli Studi dell’Aquila), Roberto Balzani (Università degli Studi di Bologna), Emanuele Bernardi (Università La Sapienza di Roma), Eugenio Capozzi (Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa), Marina Cattaruzza (Universität Bern), Maria Elena Cavallaro (LUISS Guido Carli), Daniele Caviglia (Università Kore di Enna), Piero Craveri (Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa), Marco Gervasoni (Università degli Studi del Molise), Mark Gilbert (Johns Hopkins University), Maria Teresa Giusti (Università Gabriele d’Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara), Andrea Guiso (Università La Sapienza di Roma), Gerardo Nicolosi (Università degli Studi di Siena), Giovanni Orsina (LUISS Guido Carli), Gaetano Quagliariello (LUISS Guido Carli, Roma), Andrea Ungari (Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi di Roma), Vladislav Zubok (London School of Economics)
Editorial board: Christine Vodovar (responsabile) (LUISS Guido Carli), Giulia Bentivoglio (Università degli Studi di Padova), Lucia Bonfreschi (Università degli Studi di Roma Tre), David Burigana (Università degli Studi di Padova), Domenico Maria Bruni (LUISS Guido Carli), Vera Capperucci (LUISS Guido Carli), Lorenzo Castellani (LUISS Guido Carli), Valentine Lomellini (Università degli Studi di Padova), Benedetto Zaccaria (Università degli Studi di Padova)
Scientific board: Giampietro Berti, Antonio Carioti, Roberto Chiarini, Simona Colarizi, Juan Eugenio Corradi, Stefano De Luca, Gianni Donno, Lev Gudkov, Marc Lazar, Carl Levy, Juan Carlos Martinez Oliva, Abdòn Mateos, Mauro Moretti, Christian Ostermann, Kiran Klaus Patel, Roberto Pertici, Nicolas Roussellier, Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Paolo Varvaro, Olivier Wieviorka
Editors: Michele Affinito, Michele Donno, Gabriele D’Ottavio, Marzia Maccaferri, Evelina Martelli, Tommaso Piffer, Carmine Pinto, Luca Polese Remaggi, Andrea Spiri

For info: Ventunesimo Secolo, c/o ICEDD Luiss Guido Carli, via di Villa Emiliani 14, 00197 Roma;

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ANVUR scientific journal: Area 11, Area 13, Area 14
Classified by ANVUR in Class A for: area 11/A1 (Stroia medioevale), 11/A2 (Storia Moderna), area 11/A3 (Storia contemporanea), area 14/B2 (Storia delle relazioni internazionali delle società e delle istituzioni extraeuropee)

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