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'.
On 21 October 2016, at the invitation of Professor Norbert Frei, Helen presented a paper entitled 'Erziehung und Entbürgerlichung' at an international symposium on 'Wie bürgerlich war der Nationalsozialismus?' ('How bourgeois was National Socialism?'), which took place at Jena University's Centre for 20th-century History.
On 14 October 2016, Helen hosted a DAAD-funded workshop on "Private perspectives on Gewalt and Herrschaft in National Socialist Germany" at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Speakers included Moritz Föllmer (University of Amsterdam) on "Power and Privacy in the Third Reich" and Janosch Steuwer (University of Zürich) on "Voting in Hitler's Consensus Dictatorship". Read more...
Helen's article, (Sport, Physical Education and Premilitary Training at the Nationalpolitische Erziehungsanstalten), has just been published in the 2016 issue of the German journal Beiträge zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus, entitled Sport und Nationalsozialismus (Sport and National Socialism), edited by Frank Becker and Ralf Schäfer. Read more...
New Book Review: 'History's proximity? Crisis and Colonisation in Greece - and the Greek Imagination'
Helen's review of Daniel M. Knight's new monograph History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece (2015) and a new edition of Sheila Lecoeur's study Mussolini’s Greek Island: Fascism and the Italian Occupation of Syros in World War II (2015), has just been published in Reviews in History. To read the review in its entirety, click here.
On 7 July 2016, Helen gave a presentation to the Cambridge Teacher Seminar entitled 'Living History: Is the history of the recent past different?'
On 16 June 2016, Helen presented a paper entitled 'Childhood under National Socialism: A truly "Horrible History"?' at the inaugural conference of the UK Children's History Society, 'Horrible Histories? Children's Lives in Historical Contexts'.