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?"
Helen's article 'Wanderer, kommst du nach Sparta oder nach Stalingrad? Spartan ideals of self-sacrifice and German military propaganda' has now been published in a volume entitled Making Sacrifices: Visions of Sacrifice in European and American Cultures (Opfer bringen: Opfervorstellungen in europäischen und amerikanischen Kulturen), edited by Nicholas Brooks and Gregor Thuswaldner.
Helen's review of Contested Commemorations: Republican War Veterans and Weimar Political Culture, by Benjamin Ziemann (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) has now been published in the English Historical Review.
Helen's article '"Spartanische Pädagogik deutscher Art": The influence of Sparta on the Royal Prussian Cadet Schools' has recently been published in an edited volume entitled Das antike Sparta, edited by Anton Powell and Vassiliki Pothou.
Helen's review essay, 'Books worth (re)reading', featuring important works on childhood by George Eisen, Nicholas Stargardt, Heidi Rosenbaum, Bastian Fleermann and Benedikt Mauer, has recently been published in a special issue of the International Journal of Play, entitled Histories of Play, edited by Kate Darian-Smith and Simon Sleight. Read more...