Dr Artemis Photiadou is a historian of Britain, with a focus on relations with Europe and the empire in the first half of the twentieth century. She also has a strong interest in digital history, particularly the application of quantitative text analysis techniques to primary sources. Her first major project investigated British interrogations during the Second World War and early Cold War, through analysing thousands of previously unused intelligence reports. She is currently working on a book on this topic entitled Interrogating Nazism: Spies, Soldiers and War Criminals in Second World War Britain, tracing the tens of thousands of interrogations conducted by British intelligence in efforts to understand and defeat Nazi Germany. Her research on pertinent topics has been published in the Journal of Contemporary History, Historical Journal, and Intelligence & National Security. Forthcoming publications from this project focus on British interrogations outside Europe.
Artemis has been nominated for several teaching awards by her students, most recently in 2021 for Inspirational Teaching, for Excellent Welfare and Pastoral Support, and for Excellent Feedback and Communication. Her teaching was also highly commended in the Department’s 2019 Class Teacher awards.
She completed her PhD at the LSE in December 2019. Since 2015, she has been the Managing Editor of the award-winning LSE British Politics and Policy blog. Prior to this, she trained as a lawyer and worked at Full Fact and UCL Constitution Unit.