Dr Artemis Photiadou

Dr Artemis Photiadou

PhD Alumni and Guest Teacher

Department of International History

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Office Hours
Tuesday, 2pm to 4pm - on Zoom and by appointment on Student Hub
Key Expertise
Modern Britain, Intelligence History, WWII

About me

Dr Artemis Photiadou is a historian of Second World War Britain and of the British intelligence services, with a particular interest in the latter’s efforts to understand German military capacity and morale. On this theme, she is currently completing a project examining British interrogations with German spies, servicemen, war criminals and neo-Nazis. Her other ongoing projects examine attempts to ‘re-educate’ Germans in the 1940s and the work of the UK Parliament during the same period.

She completed her PhD in the department in 2019. She holds an LLB, an LLM, and an MSc in the History of International Relations.

Expertise Details

Human Intelligence; MI5; WWII; Nazi Germany; British Politics


Dr Artemis Photiadou teaches the following courses

At undergraduate level:

HY206 - The International History of the Cold War, 1945-1989

At postgraduate level:

HY400 - Crisis Decision-Making in War and Peace 1914-2003






Working papers

  • The detention of Allied civilians by MI5 during the Second World War.
  • The political re-education of Germans in post-war Britain.


Blogs and Book Reviews

Honours and awards

  • Nominated for the LSE Teaching Excellence Awards, 2020.
  • Highly Commended, LSE Class Teacher Awards, 2019.
  • LSE PhD Studentship, 2015-2019.