Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
University of Leeds
Website URL
Second World War, Women, Volunteers, Propaganda, War, Public History, Archives, The Blitz, 20th Century Britain, War, WVS, Women's Voluntary Services, Britain, World War Two, Home Front, Gender.
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Personal Info

About Me

I’m a historian based at the University of Leeds, focusing on women’s experiences of volunteering on the Home Front in Second World War Britain. I can speak on a variety of historical themes, including war and gender, women’s experiences, volunteering, propaganda in wartime and in modern Britain, the heritage industry, especially with regards to place and urban history. I am happy to be contacted about any enquiries relating to the broad themes of women in wartime and public/popular history.

In 2017 I launched the award-winning Hull Blitz Trail, a public history project which has been enjoyed by more than 14,000 users. I have worked with a range of partners in the past, including Hull City of Culture 2017, English Heritage, BBC, Leeds Museums and Galleries, and local media outlets.

Recent Publications

Charlotte Tomlinson, ‘Review: An historical map of Kingston-Upon-Hull, from medieval town to industrial city’, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, 2018.

Raphael Hallett, Charlotte Tomlinson, Tim Procter, ‘Setting up a ‘Special Relationship’: Students as Co-Creators of a Research-based Curriculum’, Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, 2018.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Public History, Urban History, World War II