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Julien Gueslin

Julien Gueslin

Julien Gueslin is head curator and head of the Musée de La Contemporaine, bibliothèque, archives et musée des mondes contemporains (Paris-Nanterre), and holds a doctorate in history. He is an associate researcher at UMR SIRICE (Université Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne). His PhD on France and the Baltic States was awarded the Prix Jean-Baptiste Duroselle in 2004. Since then, he has written and lectured extensively on history, in particular the birth of the Baltic States through the wars of independence and the construction of a Baltic regional order in the 20th century.

He is a contributor to the catalog of the exhibition Les Ames sauvages. Le symbolisme dans les pays baltes exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay in 2018, for which he conducted a major interview (online): les pays baltes, des siècles d'histoire and contributed to Stéphane Ghez's documentary broadcast on Arte Les âmes baltes: arts, légendes et paysages. He was also Jean-Noel Jeanneney's guest on his France Culture program Concordance des temps, devoted to the Baltic States. Among his latest contributions, he has written a chapter on the Baltic countries and Russia (Un occident qui se dérobe) in the collective book devoted to Russia and the USSR from the mid-19th century to 1989 (éditions Atlande, 2021). He has also prepared a dossier on the history of the region for the general culture magazine L'Elephant (n°41, January 2023).

Language spoken: French


Photo credit : JP Rosenkranz/BNU

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