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Dr Linsey Robb

Associate Professor

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

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Office location: Lipman 316



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.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • British Humour and the Second World War: ‘Keep Smiling Through’, Pattinson, J., Robb, L. 1 Jun 2023
  • ‘Few things in life are less funny than war’: Reclaiming the humour in the horror, Pattinson, J., Robb, L. 1 Jun 2023, British Humour and the Second World War, London, Bloomsbury
  • 'Good-Natured as any Folk in the World': The Ministry of Information Film and British Humour during the Second World War, Robb, L. 1 Jun 2023, British Humour and the Second World War, London, Bloomsbury
  • Britain at war 1914–1918 and 1939–45, Robb, L. 30 Dec 2022, 20th Century Britain, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Women and War: British Women and War, 1850-1950, Robb, L. 17 Apr 2020
  • The 'Conchie Corps': Conflict, Compromise and Conscientious Objection in the British Army, 1940 – 1945, 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

  • Victoria Peretitskaya The Russian Doukhobors in Canada: A twentieth-century history of radical pacifism, religious anarchism and migration. Start Date: 01/10/2023
  • Luke Usher 'We Were There,' The British Infantryman’s Recalled Experience of the Burma Campaign, 1942-45: A Secondary Oral History. Start Date: 20/01/2023
  • Drew Ryder 'Don’t Forget the Boys in Korea’: British Soldiers’ Experience of the Korean War 1950-1953 Start Date: 01/02/2020 End Date: 22/10/2020

History PhD September 30 2012


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