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KARIANNE

ROBINSON

Modern history EDITOR

I am currently a second-year PhD history student at Lancaster University. My research explores masculinity and working identity through coal mining and industrial action in Britain. I am particularly interested in miners’ self-perception of their masculine identity. Consequently, the source basis of my thesis draws on the wealth of pre-existing but under-utilised oral testimony from mining communities. I am also interested in the use of non-traditional sources for the study of history. I have previously utilised the cartoons of the 1984-5 miners’ strike to explore representations of mining masculinity.

Alongside my studies, I am co-organiser of the annual Lancaster Historical Postgraduate Conference, focusing on outreach and engagement. I would welcome questions or submissions relating to my research interests, and more broadly any aspect of modern history.

Twitter: @Karianne_R_