Dr Hilda Kean FRHistS has published widely as a public and cultural historian. She is currently a visiting professor of history at the University of Greenwich and was formerly Dean of Ruskin College, Oxford. Her many books include Animal Rights. Social and Political Change in Britain since 1800, London Stories. Personal Lives, Public Histories, People and their Pasts (ed with Paul Ashton) and The Public History Reader (ed with Paul Martin). She is currently finishing a book for University of Chicago Press on the cat and dog massacre on the Home Front in the 1939 - 45 war.
With others she runs the Public History Discussion Group that meets at UCL. More details on her website: http://hildakean.com