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'The Third Reich's Elite Schools' in the Media

Since its publication on 11 November 2021, Helen's book The Third Reich's Elite Schools: A History of the Napolas has received widespread attention in the national and international media, including features in The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and interviews on the BBC, Scottish and Irish National Radio.Read more...

New Book: The Third ReichNew Book: The Third Reich's Elite Schools

Helen's second monograph, The Third Reich's Elite Schools: A History of the Napolas, has now been published by Oxford University Press.

Helen's research draws on material from eighty archives in six different countries worldwide, as well as eyewitness testimonies from over 100 former pupils. The book, which has been over a decade in the making, presents the first comprehensive history of the Third Reich’s most prominent elite schools, the National Political Education Institutes (Napolas / NPEA).Read more...

Khameleon Podcast on Classics and Fascism

Helen recently contributed a podcast on 'Classics in Nazi Germany' to a series of podcasts on Classics and decolonisation hosted by Khameleon Productions.Read more...

Appointment as Secretary of the German History Society

Helen has recently been appointed to the position of Secretary of the German History Society, with responsibilities for communication, administration, and conference organisation.Read more...

Promotion to Associate Professor

Helen has now been promoted to the position of Associate Professor in Modern European Cultural History at Durham University, in recognition of her contributions to research, teaching, and departmental citizenship.Read more...

Finalist for BBC 'New Generation Thinkers' 2021

Helen has been selected as a finalist for the BBC Radio 3/AHRC New Generation Thinkers Scheme 2021.
The scheme showcases early-career academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience through the media and public engagement.Read more...

Nomination for Philip Leverhulme Prize

Helen has recently been nominated for the Philip Leverhulme Prize in History.
The prizes are awarded by the Leverhulme Trust to researchers at an early stage of their careers whose work has had international impact, and whose future research career is deemed to be exceptionally promising.Read more...

'Sparta Live!' podcast on 'The Legacy of Sparta in Modern Politics'

On 30 July 2020, Helen joined Professor Stephen Hodkinson and Dr Philip Davies of the University of Nottingham for a live discussion of Sparta’s legacy in modern politics, part of a series entitled ‘Sparta Live!’, which is being broadcast to celebrate the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae.Read more...

New Publication: Forgetting in the History of the HumanitiesNew Publication: Forgetting in the History of the Humanities

Helen’s article, Eine Vergangenheit, die lieber vergessen wird? Scholarly Habitus-Forming, Professional Amnesia, and Postwar Engagement with Nazi Classical Scholarship’ has just been published in History of the Humanities journal, as part of a special issue on ‘Forgetting in the History of the Humanities’, edited by Han Lamers and Toon van Hal.

Helen's brief article took Volker Losemann’s recently published collection of essays, entitled Clio und die Nationalsozialisten, as a starting point.Read more...

Renegotiating History in Light of the 'Greek Crisis'

On 15 May 2020, Helen’s podcast on ‘The Impact of Historical Philhellenism on Germany’s View of the Greek Crisis’, first presented in March 2016, was featured at the University of Oxford’s Modern Greek Virtual Seminar.Read more...