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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)

Contacts: Passato e presente (prof. Francesca Tacchi), Dipartimento Sagas, via S. Gallo 10, 50129 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 93/2014 
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Silvano Montaldo, Sudismo: guerre di crani e trappole identitarie (Sudismo: Wars of skulls and the traps of identity)
Andrea D'Onofrio, I profughi tedeschi nella Germania del secondo dopoguerra (German refugees in post-World War Two Germany)
Giulia Strippoli, La Rivoluzione portoghese e quarant’anni di garofani rossi (Portuguese Revolution: 40 years of red carnations)
Luc Berlivet, Dalla divulgazione scientifica alla propaganda eugenetica: la teoria del piano inclinato (From science popularization to eugenic propaganda: A case of "intellectual determinism"?)
Simone Duranti, Diversità distrutta. Un anno di mostre a Berlino fra Weimar e nazismo (Destroyed diversity: A year of exhibitions in Berlin between Weimar and Nazism.)
Giovanni Borgognone, La storia americana in prospettiva transatlantica
Roberto Bianchi, 1914
Chiara Martinelli, Esigenze locali, suggestioni europee. L’istruzione professionale italiana (1861-1886) (Local demands and European influences: Vocational education in Italy (1861- 1886).)
Ilaria Porciani, Ritratto di uno storico come guardiano del faro. A proposito di François Hartog (François Hartog: Portrait of an historian as lighthouse keeper)
Girolamo Imbruglia, Navigare in internet e biblioteche alla deriva? (Surfing the Internet and libraries adrift?)
Marco Meriggi, Catherine Brice, Recensioni. Stato e società nell’Europa napoleonica / Forme del dominio e organizzazione del consenso nella Roma napoleonica (State and society in Napoleonic Europe / Forms of government and consensus building in Napoleonic Rome)

Issue 92/2014 
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Ivan Franceschini, Luigi Tomba, Il risveglio dei diritti? Un dibattito sul lavoro in Cina (Are rights awakening? A discussion about labour in China)
Alessio Marzi, Marcinelle: storia, memorie e uso pubblico dell’emigrazione italiana (Marcinelle: history, memories and public use of Italian migrations)
Nadia Urbinati, "Provare che Amleto aveva torto": il dubbio e la scelta ("Hamlet was wrong": doubts and choices sketches the main traits of Albert O.)
Alberto Benvenuti, Gli afro-americani e la lotta per i diritti negli anni della guerra fredda (Afro-americans and the struggle for rights in the Cold war)
Aldo Agosti, Un amore oltre il Gulag (A Love Story beyond the Gulag)
Andrea Tappi, Javier Tébar Hurtado, Storia della Spagna del XX secolo
Marcello Flores, Nelson Mandela (Nelson Mandela.)
Azzurra Tafuro, "Anche le donne devono essere soldati" Cattoliche contro la "rivoluzione trionfante" ("Women must soldiers too". Catholic women against the "triumphant revolution". This essay focuses on the Archiconfrerie des Meres Chretiennes)
Marta Petrusewicz, Albert Hirschman. Il maestro luminoso (The beamish mentor. Albert O. Hirschman was a true maitre a penser)
Gian Paolo Romagnani, Alessandro Galante Garrone storico civile (Alessandro Galante Garrone civil historian)
Massimo Cattaneo, Vent’anni dopo.. il Bicentenario. Gli studi sulla Rivoluzione francese nel 2009-2013 (Twenty years later after the Bicentenary. Studies on the French Revolution (2009-2013).)
Daniele Pipitone, Il socialismo italiano nella seconda metà del ’900

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Carolina Castellano, Origini, genealogie, confini: fare storia della camorra (Historical studies on the Camorra: questions of origins and social background)
Giovanni Gozzini, Come cambia il lavoro (The changing of labour)
Michele Cento, Daniel Bell e lo Stato post-industriale: percorsi di "assemblaggio" dello Stato americano (Daniel Bell and the post-industrial State: paths of "assemblage" of the American State)
Roberto Bianchi, Valeria Galimi, Recensioni
Marco Albertaro, Storia del giornalismo italiano
Massimo Faggioli, L’elezione di papa Francesco: prospettive storiche (The Election of Pope Francis: Historical perspectives)
Fabio Gentile, Il Brasile e il modello del corporativismo fascista (Brazil and the model of fascist corporatism)
Gilda Zazzara, I consigli di fabbrica in Veneto (The work councils in Venetia region)
Emanuele Ertola, Navi bianche. Il rimpatrio dei civili italiani dall’Africa Orientale (White Ships. The repatriation of Italians from East Africa)
Ivan Franceschini, La grande trasformazione del lavoro in Cina

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