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Dr Linsey Robb

Senior Lecturer

Department: Humanities

Linsey Robb is a social and cultural historian of warfare. She completed her undergraduate degree and PhD at the University of Strathclyde (with an MSc in Social History from the University of Glasgow), graduating for the final time in July 2013. After graduation Linsey worked on the AHRC-funded oral history project ‘Masculinities Challenged?’, a large-scale oral history project examining the lives of men in reserved occupations during the Second World War. She then taught at Teesside University (2015-2017) before joining Northumbria University in September 2017.

Linsey Robb

Campus Address

Office location: Lipman 316


History PhD September 30 2012

Key Publications

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  • Women and War, Robb, L. 17 Apr 2020
  • The 'Conchie Corps', Robb, L. 1 Sep 2018, In: Twentieth Century British History
  • 'Fighting In Their Ways'? The Civilian Man in British Culture, 1939-1945, Robb, L. 1 Jun 2017, Home Fronts - Britain and the Empire at War, 1939-45, Boydell & Brewer
  • Men in reserve: British civilian masculinities in the Second World War, Juliette, P., McIvor, A., Robb, L. Jan 2017
  • Men, Masculinities and Male Culture in the Second World War, Robb, L., Pattinson, J. 17 Nov 2017
  • Blood, Thunder and Showgirls: The Merchant Navy on the BBC, 1939–1945, Robb, L. 26 Mar 2015, In: Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
  • ‘His Own Weapons to His Own Battlefront’: The civilian working man in British culture 1939–1945, Robb, L. Apr 2015, Fighting for Britain? Negotiating Identities in Britain During the Second World War, Peter Lang
  • Men At Work: The Working Man in British Culture, 1939 - 1945, Robb, L. 5 Sep 2015
  • ‘The Front Line’: Firefighting in British Culture, 1939–1945, Robb, L. 13 Oct 2014, In: Contemporary British History

PGR Supervision

  • Luke Usher Start: 18/01/2021
  • Drew Ryder 'Don’t Forget the Boys in Korea’: British Soldiers’ Experience of the Korean War 1950-1953 Start: 01/02/2020

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Linsey is predominantly interested in the civilian experience of modern warfare. Her previous research focused on the lived experiences and cultural representations of civilian men at work in the Second World War. Her current research predominatly focuses on the lives of British Conscientious Objectors in the Second World War.

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