- Agnès Magnien, General Curator of Heritage. After working at the Departmental Archives and the Seine-Saint-Denis General Council, she held the position of Head of the Mission Office at the Archives de France. Magnien has been the Director of the National Archives since February 23, 2011.
- Leïla SebbarShe is the author of essays, literary reviews, collections of unpublished texts, short stories and novels.
- Élie Barnavi, diplomat and historian. Professor emeritus of modern Western history at the University of Tel Aviv, he is a scientific advisor at the Museum of Europe in Brussels. He was Israel’s ambassador to France from 2000 to 2002.
- Régis Debray, philosopher. Normalian and associate of philosophy. In charge of his mission to François Mitterrand at the Élysée from 1981 to 1985, he was master of petitions to the Conseil d'État from 1985 to 1992. A specialist in media impact and communication, he founded the Cahiers de médiologie in 1996. The relationship to the sacred and religion is one of his favorite subjects.
- Stéphane Grimaldi, Director of the Caen Memorial. Since 2005, he has pursued an active policy of cultural action to expose and make the public understand the major issues of contemporary history and the present.
- Krzystof Pomian, philosopher and historian. Emeritus Research Director at the CNRS and Professor at the Nicolas Copernic University in Torun (Poland), he is Scientific Advisor at the Museum of Europe in Brussels. He specializes in cognitive and literary practices in the Latin culture of the Middle Ages and modern times.
In addition, the 20 members of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Maison de l'histoire de France were appointed by order dated March 2, 2012. Historian Jean-Pierre Rioux is reappointed as Chair. Two new members join the Committee:
- François Hartog, Director of Studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). A former student of the École normale supérieure, he holds the chair of ancient and modern historiography at the EHESS. He is also a member of the Louis Gernet Centre for Comparative Research on Ancient Societies and an associate member of the Centre for Historical Research (CRH).
- François Hubert, Chief Curator of Heritage, is Director of the Aquitaine Museum, whose progressive renovation he successfully led. The recent reopening of the rooms dedicated to the 18th century makes this museum a model for French museums of local history.
Carried out in the same spirit of openness and pluralism that guided the composition of the first «Scientific Steering Committee» in January 2011, these appointments strengthen the Maison de l'histoire de France in its missions.