Daniel Payne

Daniel Payne

Curator for Politics and International Relations

LSE Library

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Key Expertise
Historical Research, Archives, Special Collections

About me

I curate the politics and international relations at LSE Library. My background is in librarianship, having joined the Library in 2012 working in a number of roles including research support, interlibrary loans, and academic liaison for the Government Department and European Institute.

I run various engagement activities with the archives and special collections, both within and outside the LSE community. This includes curating public exhibitions with accompanying events programmes, running workshops using archives, and working to connect researchers, students, teachers and activists with the amazing collections that belong to us all.

I specialise in curating the archives that relate to the subject areas of peace and internationalism, the history of the UK’s relationship with the European Union, the early development of the British Left, and archives that relate to South Asia.I’m particularly interested to hear from anyone both within and outside the LSE who are interested in working on any projects that include the archives I look after. Get in touch via email.

For an overview of the archives and special collections, see the Collections Highlights webpages.

Past exhibitions

  • “Educate. Agitate. Organise. Ambedkar and LSE”  (2021: Available online)
  • The Power to Vote: A History of General Elections (2020: Available online)
  • Giving Peace a Chance: from the League of Nations to Greenham Common (2019)
  • What does Brexit mean to you? (2018)
  • Journeys to Independence: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (2017)

Selected Writings 

Expertise Details

historical research; archives and special collections