Dr Juliette Desplat

Head, Modern Overseas Records, Advice & Records Knowledge Department, The National Archives

Juliette Desplat has a PhD in British Studies/History of ideas (2011) from the University of Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, and joined The National Archives in June 2013 after having worked as a research analyst in the private sector. She is a Middle East specialist, with a particular interest in national identity in the 19th and 20th centuries and in the interaction between politics and archaeology.

She also co-heads the ‘Historical Approaches to Nuclear and Security Issues during the Cold War and beyond’ young researchers workshop held at the Universities of Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle and Bretagne-Sud, which aims at examining nuclear issues in a comprehensive way through their integration within a diplomatic and political approach, with a particular focus on the evolution of the architecture of security systems in conjunction with the nuclear dimension.

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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