Dr Charlotte Wildman - Tarozzi

Lecturer in Modern British History

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I became lecturer in modern British history at the University of Manchester in 2010 and Senior Lecturer in 2018, after holding temporary posts at the University of Nottingham and the University of Liverpool. I completed my PhD (funded by the AHRC) at the University of Manchester in 2007, having also undertaken my MA (also AHRC funded) here in 2002 - 3 in Cultural History: History and Postmodernism and my BA in History, 1999-2002. My doctoral thesis was titled, 'The “Spectacle” of Interwar Manchester and Liverpool: Urban Fantasies, Consumer Cultures and Gendered Identities'.

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Academic Responsibilities

Member of the Editorial Board and Reviews Editor for Women’s History Review.

Member of the Editorial Board for Contemporary British History; Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire.

Theory and Methods Strand Convenor, Social History Society and Conference, 2011-2012.

Committee Member, History Lab Plus, 2011-12.

Expert referee: I have reviewed monograph proposals for Oxford University Press; Liverpool University Press, Routldege, and Longman; funding proposals to the National University of Ireland Travelling Scholarship; journal articles for Historical Journal, Immigrants and Minorities, Social History; 20th Century British history, Contemporary British History, Urban History, and Cultural and Social History.


Community History Projects (selected):

Awarded Supplementary Research Leave for Semester 1, 2018/19 as part of an internal funding competition for teaching relief to find research impact activities with community history groups in Manchester. Project work includes, ‘Burnage a Place Called Home,’ with Burnage Activity and Information Hub; and Manchester Whit Processions project, with three primary schools based in Wythenshawe and Moss Side. The projects include delivering a programme of workshops based on my research to develop research and literacy skills, team working, and promote civic and cultural engagement amongst difficult to reach groups.

October 2015 – July 2016: Project partner for the Heritage Lottery Funded project, ‘Watkin of Wythenshawe’ in conjunction with Wonders of Wythenshawe youth group, I delivered training sessions in historical research to improve the literacy and research skills, promote civic pride through local history, develop team-working skills of secondary-age students.


Public Engagement (selected):

‘Criminal women’, Bright Club at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 18 August 2014

 ‘Working-Class Women, Fashion, Glamour and Shopping in Manchester, 1910s-1939’, 29 June 2013, public lecture, People's History Museum, Manchester.

‘Being an Historian’, Green Man Festival, 19 August 2012.

‘In Conversation’ with Owen Jones, author of Chavs (bestselling politics book of 2011), Waterstones, Manchester, 30 May 2012.

‘Gay and Lesbian History in Britain’, public lecture, for Newcastle Pride, 28 April 2012

‘Sexuality in 1950s Britain’, LGBT History Month, Manchester Libraries, 18 February 2012.

Find me on Twitter: @TheHistoryGirrl

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