Ruth Selman

Principal Early Modern Records Specialist, Medieval and Early Modern team

Ruth Selman is a Principal Early Modern Records Specialist in the Medieval and Early Modern team.  She has worked at The National Archives in a variety of roles since 1999, focusing on the development of online guidance and tools for researchers.  She is also currently a Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD candidate at the University of Roehampton (in partnership with The National Archives, Essex Record Office and the Friends of Historic Essex, and supported by AHRC), researching the extent and impact of poverty in late seventeenth-century Essex. 

Her current projects and interests at The National Archives are focused on the Privy Council in the reign of Charles I, the Letters and Papers of Henry VIII, the Reformation, and early modern Roman and Venetian records in the archives.

Latest News

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education

Gender and The Law Conference Proceedings Published

The e-book brings together selected full-length papers, edited by Sibel Safi and Eda Aycan Aras, from the presentations of the conference, offering different perspectives and studies on gender and law-related issues.


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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