On 30 October 2015, Helen took part in a film-screening and panel discussion centred around Andres Veiel's award-winning film Der Kick (2006), along with Dr Katharina Karcher, Dr Jeffrey Murer, and Dr Emmanuel Karagiannis. The event formed part of this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
Helen's article 'Surviving Stunde Null: Narrating the fate of Nazi elite-school pupils during the collapse of the Third Reich', forthcoming in German History journal, has just been awarded the periodical's "Best Article of 2015 Prize". Read more...
Helen's review of Jason Crouthamel's monograph An Intimate History of the Front: Masculinity, Sexuality, and German Soldiers in the First World War (2014) has just been published in Reviews in History. To read the review in its entirety, click here.
A positive review of Helen's monograph, Sparta's German Children: The ideal of ancient Sparta in the Royal Prussian Cadet Corps, 1818-1920, and in National Socialist elite schools (the Napolas), 1933-1945, has recently been published in the journal Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte. Read more...
Helen has recently been featured in an article in The Independent entitled 'Archive video shows Nazi flag flying in Glasgow; Hitler salute in London – but what should we read into it?'
On 4 June 2015, Helen presented a lecture to the Forschungskolloquium der Abteilung Historische Bildungsforschung at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The lecture gave an overview of the content of Helen's first monograph, Sparta's German Children.
Helen's review of Christian Ingrao's monograph Believe and Destroy: Intellectuals in the SS War Machine (2013) has just been published in the Book Reviews section of the Wiener Library Blog. To read the review in its entirety, click here.