Dr Juliette Desplat

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.