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Month: November 2012

Engagement to speak at the Fitzwilliam History Society

On 20 November 2012, Helen gave a talk on her current research to the Fitzwilliam History Society, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.Read more...

‘"Anti-Enlightenment": National Socialist Educators‘"Anti-Enlightenment": National Socialist Educators' Troubled Relationship with Humanism and the Philhellenist Tradition'

in Publications of the English Goethe Society 82 (3), 2013, pp. 193-207.

This article examines some of the ways in which scholars and educators under National Socialism attempted to construct a model of philhellenism for the ‘Thousand Year Reich’ which explicitly defined itself as descended from, yet opposed to, earlier manifestations of the phenomenon, especially as personified by Enlightenment figures such as Winckelmann and Goethe. They also proclaimed a return to the true, ‘living’ spirit of the original Greek gymnasion.Read more...

New Publication: New Publication: 'Go, tell the Prussians…'

Helen's article, '"Go, tell the Prussians...": The Spartan paradigm in Prussian military thought during the long nineteenth century', has just been published in New Voices in Classical Reception Studies e-journal.

You can view the article in its entirety here.