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But in reflecting on its ‘identity,’ it is also important to consider its place within the modern university and indeed within wider cultural debate. In institutional terms, intellectual historians are, of course, most likely to be found within History departments, but part of the activity’s distinctiveness lies in the way that it cannot be contained within the limits of an academic subdiscipline. One of the less noticed characteristics of intellectual history, especially when its subject‐matter is drawn from the past couple of centuries, is the way it colludes with an unease about, or even resistance to, the whole process of disciplinary specialisation.
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One of the most common ways the intellectual historian is drawn into what I have elsewhere termed ‘the academic public sphere’ (Collini, 1999: 324) is in attempting to improve or correct this history. But this can be a fraught process for the intellectual historian, since it necessarily involves a tension between, on the one hand, cultivating his or her own patch with due scholarly circumspection, and, on the other, engaging in hard‐to‐delimit polemics about the bearing that such work has on the wider discourse about the disciplines.