KISMIF Conference 2020

Lucy Robinson

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Lucy Robinson has been developing teaching and research in the History of the 1980s at the University of Sussex (Senior Lecturer in History – History, Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence; Centre for the History of War and Society). As well as teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Contemporary British History, Lucy is Year Three Tutor and involved with facilitating a number of student led initiatives. She is also academic lead one the teaching led digitisation project Observing the Eighties and on a founding organiser of the Network for Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change. Lucy has worked with museums, community groups, local history groups and media practioners. She has worked with veterans artists and writing from the Falklands War in two projects MARS (Morality and the Representation of Suffering) and Translate Trauma.  In 2011 Lucy co-launched a collaborative project with musicians, fans, documentary makers and broadcasters looking at rockumentary – musicDOC11.  She also co-authored an influencial report on the kettling of young protestors. Political Protest and the Police: Young People in Brighton, Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics. 2011.  Her work on the JISC funded digitalisataion project ‘Observing the Eighties’ has gained considerable press attention.  She is also co-founder of a new network ‘Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change (The Subcultures Network)’, which has recently been awarded an AHRC network grant.


Research interests
Alternative Spiritualities/New Religious Movements, British party politics, Cultural History, Digital History, Economic and Social History, Gender and Sexuality, Memory, Pedagogy, Popular Music, Social Identities, Trauma, War and the Media, War Studies, Youth.


THE SUBCULTURES NETWORK (ed.) (2015) – Youth Culture, Popular Music and the End of ‘Consensus’. New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-13-879992-9.
THE SUBCULTURES NETWORK (ed.) (2014) – Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change. Cambridge Scholars Press. ISBN 978-1-4438-5945-5.
THE SUBCULTURES NETWORK (ed.) (2014) – Fight Back: Punk, Politics and Resistance. Manchester University Press. ISBN: 978-07190-9029-5.
ROBINSON, Lucy (2011) – “Sometimes I like to stay in and watch TV…’ Kinnock’s Labour Party and media culture”. Twentieth Century British History, 22 (3). pp. 354-390. ISSN 0955-2359.
ROBINSON, Lucy (2006) – “Three revolutionary years: The impact of the counter culture on the development of the gay liberation movement in Britain”. Cultural and Social History, 3 (4). pp. 445-471. ISSN 1478-0038


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