Hilda Kean

Hilda is a British public and cultural historian, specialising in the cultural history of animals, and has written a number of books, including Animal Rights: Political and Social Change in Britain since 1800, published in 1998. She is a former school teacher, advisor and local government senior manager and nowadays conducts guided walks, gives lectures, runs courses and leads a growing public history discussion group.

Hilda was for many years the Dean and Director of Public History at Ruskin and remains an Honorary Research Fellow. With Geoff Andrews and Jane Thompson, she wrote a book called Ruskin College: Contesting Knowledge, Dissenting Politics, which includes essays on public history, the work of Raphael Samuel and debates in the early years of the college. Hilda has also written articles discussing her experience of teaching public history at Ruskin.

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