Hilda Kean
Born (1949-08-06) August 6, 1949 (age 74)
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Greenwich
Technology Sydney faculty
Ruskin College

Hilda Kean (born August 1949)[1] is a British historian who specialises in public and cultural history, and in particular the cultural history of animals.[2] She is former Dean and Director of Public History at Ruskin College, Oxford, and an Honorary Research Fellow there.[2] Kean is a visiting professor of History at the University of Greenwich and an adjunct professor at the Centre for Australian Public History at the University of Technology Sydney.[3]

She is the author of a number of books, including Animal Rights: Political and Social Change in Britain since 1800 (1998), and People and their Pasts: Public History Today (2009, with Paul Ashton).[2]


Selected papers


  1. ^ "Hilda KEAN personal appointments". gov.uk. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Dr Hilda Kean". Ruskin College. Archived from the original on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Hilda Kean". University of Greenwich. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  4. ^ Smith, Hilda L.; Kean, Hilda (1992). "Deeds Not Words: The Lives of Suffragette Teachers". History of Education Quarterly. 32 (4): 551. doi:10.2307/368975. ISSN 0018-2680. JSTOR 368975.