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...
On 12 November 2016, Helen presented a paper entitled 'Spartan pedagogy, German style? Prussian military education and the Spartan paradigm' at an international conference on the theme 'Married to the Military: Soldier's Families in the Ancient World and Beyond', organised by the Open University in London.
On 8 November 2016, Helen presented a lecture to the Wolfson College Humanities Society entitled 'Researching Children's Histories under the Third Reich: Some challenges explored'.
On 24 October 2016, Helen gave a public lecture at the Museum Tabakspeicher, Nordhausen am Harz, entitled 'Die Napola Ilfeld und andere NS-Eliteanstalten in Mitteldeutschland'.