Personal Details: Green, Alix

Green Alix

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Alix Green, PhD, is Lecturer in Public History at the University of Essex in Colchester, UK. She founded the Public History Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in London and has been particularly interested in building international networks to address conceptual and comparative issues in the field. She came into academe after a career in policy, strategy and government affairs, and a PhD on using history in public policy development. Her work is focused on questions of identity, citizenship and the public-political sphere in Britain and Europe. Her recent article in Contemporary British History, entitled ‘History as Expertise and the Influence of Political Culture on Advice for Policy Since Fulton’ looks at how historians as a professional community can play a role in the policymaking process. The other main strand of her work is on citizenship and how the claims to political rights are made; here, her work focuses on the history of European Jews, particular the Jewish press.

Alix Green, Dr. phil., ist Universitätsdozentin für Public History an der University of Essex in Colchester, UK. Sie gründete das Public-History-Seminar am Institut für Historische Forschung (London) und ist insbesondere am Aufbau internationaler Netzwerke interessiert, um konzeptuelle und vergleichende Fragen dieses wissenschaftliches Feldes anzugehen. Sie kam nach einer Laufbahn in Politik und Verwaltung in die Wissenschaft – und nach einer Doktorarbeit über den Gebrauch von Geschichte in der politischen Willensbildung. Ihre Arbeit konzentriert sich auf Fragen der Identität, Staatsbürgerlichkeit und die Sphäre der öffentlichen Politik in Großbritannien und Europa. Ihr letzter Text zur britischen Zeitgeschichte "History as Expertise and the Influence of Political Culture on Advice for Policy Since Fulton" richtet den Blick darauf, wie HistorikerInnen als Berufsgemeinschaft eine Rolle in politischen Entscheidungsprozessen spielen können. Der andere Hauptstrang ihrer Arbeit bezieht sich Staatsbürgerschaft und wie Ansprüche auf politische Rechte erhoben werden; hier konzentriert sich die Forschung auf die Geschichte der europäischen Juden, insbesondere die jüdische Presse.

Weblog by Alix Green: thehistoricalimperative. History, policy, higher education and public life

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  • Tooling Up: Public History in the University Curriculum

    Aufrüsten: Public History im universitären Lehrplan

    What happens if we flip the model and, rather than just creating new offerings labelled Public History’ we also look for opportunities to bring its critical eye to the ‘mainstream’ curriculum?

    Tooling Up: Public History in the University Curriculum
  • Keywording the Field: From Popular to Public History?

    Das Feld markieren: Von der Populärgeschichte zur Public History?

    If populist politicians celebrate the "voice of the people" in defence of often xenophobic nativist agendas, we need to revisit what the "public" in "public history" means. Let's unpick our terms.

    Keywording the Field: From Popular to Public History?
  • Project Fear: A Post-Brexit View on Hostile Voices

    Projekt Angst: Eine Nach-Brexit-Sicht auf feindselige Stimmen

    If there was a ‘Project Fear’ in the lead-up to this year’s referendum on British membership of the EU (or Brexit), it was orchestrated not by Remain but by Leave. The long-term drip-drip of hysterical newspaper stories on Europe and immigration in general laid fertile ground for a rhetoric of suspicion and resentment.

    Project Fear: A Post-Brexit View on Hostile Voices
  • Reclaiming Relevance from the Dark Side

    Die Rückgewinnung der Relevanz von der Dunklen Seite

    The ‘tyranny of relevance’ is a convenient and popular target for academic historians. Mention the ‘r’ word with a raised eyebrow during a conference coffee break, or condemn instrumentalist research policy at a committee meeting and you are likely to receive murmurs of sympathy.

    Reclaiming Relevance from the Dark Side
  • Back to the future? Public history and the new academic citizen

    Zurück in die Zukunft? Public History und der neue 'Academic Citizen'

    Public history is a tricky thing to define, its very elusiveness serving as a reason for historians to regard it with suspicion. The act of definition is problematic, however, for more important reasons than semantics. ...

    Back to the future? Public history and the new academic citizen

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