ISSN: 2038-0925

Section Motore, ciak, storia!




Motore, ciak, storia! is a project by Diacronie focused on the relationship between history and audiovisual media; it is an open space for a variety of contributions (essays, debates, reviews, interviews) devoted to the dialogical relationship between history and cinema, television series, documentaries… and every other kind of audiovisual product addressed to the public.
The audiovisual media have a central role in shaping the imaginaries of our time, in some cases acting as real “agents of history”, which can influence everyone’s knowledge, beliefs and value system; at the same time, historical knowledge is more often conveyed by the media, through TV shows, fictional movies, documentaries and TV series, sometimes very successfully. Therefore, history as a discipline cannot help but strengthen the already existing dialogue with the audiovisual media.
Motore, ciak, storia! is therefore a space open to scholars of different backgrounds and training to reflect and discuss.
We encourage all those interested to submit their proposals by sending an abstract of maximum 1500 characters to the editorial office address:

Submissions must be between 35000 and 50000 characters (including spaces and notes) and can be written in Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese (submissions in the latter language will be translated by the editorial staff).

Mariangela Palmieri (Università degli Studi di Salerno)
Ermanno Taviani (Università di Catania)
Each proposal will be evaluated by the Editors.


Articles must not have been simultaneously submitted to another journal, nor previously published. Please do not submit a manuscript that is under consideration elsewhere.
The article will be published by Diacronie under a Creative Commons licence.



A summary of between 500 and 800 characters (including spaces) is mandatory. The abstract must be written in the language in which the article was originally written and in English. Any translation into other languages is optional but appreciated. The summary must also be accompanied by a list of 5 keywords, in the original language and in English.


Each submission must be accompanied by a brief biography of the author (maximum 500 characters), specifying his/her professional or institutional affiliation, his or her publications (if any) and primary research fields.
This will be inserted into the article when it is published.



Articles should be submitted to the journal, as an email attachment, in .doc, .docx or .odt format.

The essay file must be structured as follows:

  • body of the text: Georgia 11, line spacing 1.5;
  • paragraph headings: numbered (1., 2., 3., …), Georgia 12, 1.5 spacing, bold;
  • paragraph subheadings: numbered (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, …), Georgia 11, spacing 1.5, bold;
  • quotations: Georgia 10, spacing 1.5, indented 1 cm right and 1 cm left;
  • footnotes: Georgia 10, justified, with sequential numbering.



Should an author wish to include images in an article, it is up to the author to obtain the copyright of these images. The integration of iconographic material in articles is conditional on obtaining the necessary authorisations for publication: in the absence of such authorisations, the images cannot be published.

The selection of the images used to present the article – on the journal’s pages – is an exclusive responsibility of the editorial staff.


Bibliographical Guidelines

See Editorial and Bibliographical Guidelines.

The conformity of the text to the bibliographic standards is the author’s responsibility.

The work of editing is a professional activity in itself, which requires the expertise and time of the editors. Editors are only available to take on editorial work in exchange for a donation in support of Diacronie’s activities. Donations will be used solely to develop the journal’s projects and will be publicly accounted for on the website.