N. 2, APRILE-GIUGNO
Maria Antonietta Visceglia
LA RECENTE STORIOGRAFIA ITALIANA ATTRAVERSO LE RIVISTE
Recent Italian historiography through scholarly journals
The texts presented in this section of the journal originated at a seminar organized by «Studi storici» and Fondazione Istituto Gramsci, held in Rome in June 2011. Now that «Studi storici» has reached its first half-century of activity, the publication has sought an opportunity to review its experience in the context of a broader reflection on Italian history journals. Furthermore, this assessment is expected to contribute to the current discussion, currently taking place in Italy and elsewhere, about the evaluation and ranking of academic journals. Each presentation or contribution deals with a specific historical epoch: Antiquity and Late Antiquity (Marcone, Giardina), Modern history (Visceglia, Benigno, Firpo), and Contemporary history (Rapone), followed by a presentation on online history journals (Minuti). Unfortunately, publication of the seminar’s materials referring to Medieval History was not possible.
Each presentation offers a survey of the journals for each specific subject area. The most relevant cases are highlighted, and further examined comparatively, so as to bring the peculiarities of each editorial project – as well as changes and continuities in editorship – to the surface.