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Thanks to all who have helped to get the Question of the Month series off the ground over the last two months. So far we have discussed the trajectory of research in the field of nationalism studies, and the challenges presented by teaching the the history of nationalism, and we have recieved some really interesting comments. For our third installment in the series we are hoping to explore the role that academics can play outside of the academy by asking:
How can historians of nationalism make their work ‘public’? How can we reach a wider audience, outside of the academy? What responsibility, if any, do scholars of nationalism have in this age of rising jingoism and xenophobia?
We look forward to reading your insights!