1. Introduction: Pandemics, Regulations, and History

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This issue is the product of a common effort to give a timely contribution, coming from the fields of the history of ideas and intellectual history, to the current debates on the exceptional situation the world is living in. It is uncommon that a historical journal decides to tackle matters of the present time; yet in Spring 2020 the JIHI launched a Call for papers on Epidemics and Regulations in the History of Ideas and Intellectual History. The Call had a quite short deadline (it was presented as an ‘instant CFP’), and represented a challenge to both sides of the collaboration: the JIHI editorial staff and the authors.


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Enrico Pasini, University of Turin

University of Turin, Department of Philosophy and Education Sciences (https://www.dfe.unito.it/persone/epasini)

CNR, Rome, Istituto per il Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e la Storia delle Idee (http:/www.iliesi.cnr.it)