On 29 September 2017, Helen presented a paper entitled 'German Philhellenism and the Making of Western Humanism' at the sixth annual conference of the Society for the History of the Humanities, Somerville College, University of Oxford.
Helen's review of Johanna Hanink's The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017), has just been published in Reviews in History.
Helen's analyses of Ian Kershaw's The Hitler Myth: Image and Reality in the Third Reich and Timothy Snyder's Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin have recently been published by Routledge in the Macat Library series of guides to classic works of scholarship.
Helen's review of Philanthropy, Civil Society, and the State in German History, 1815-1989, by Thomas Adam (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2016), has just been published in the Modern Language Review.
On 15 June 2017, Helen presented a paper at a two-day conference entitled 'Die Klosterkammer Hannover im Nationalsozialismus', organised by the Leibniz Universität Hannover's Institut für Didaktik der Demokratie.
On 13 June 2017, Helen presented a paper at the the Historisches Seminar, Leibniz Universität Hannover, entitled 'NS-Eliteerziehung in den Nationalpolitischen Erziehungsanstalten: Ausgeprägte Entbürgerlichung oder "Verbürgerlichung im braunen Mantel"?'
On 9 June 2017, Helen presented a paper at a workshop entitled 'Politicizing the Social and the Cultural in the Histories of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany', organised by Christian Goeschel (University of Manchester) and Hannah Malone (University of Cambridge).
Helen's review of Damian Valdez, German Philhellenism: The Pathos of the Historical Imagination from Winckelmann to Goethe (2014), has just been published in the Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
On 8 April 2017, Helen presented a paper entitled 'Eine Vergangenheit, die lieber vergessen wird? Scholarly Habitus-Forming, Professional Amnesia, and Postwar Engagement with Nazi Classical Scholarship' at an expert workshop on 'Scholarly Forgetting in the History of the Humanities', funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung, which took place at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
On 25 March 2017, Helen spoke at a conference which took place at the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, entitled "Protagonists of Political Mythology: How do Individuals and Collectives become History?"