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Glowing Review for 'The Third Reich's Elite Schools' in the FAZ

On 13 May 2022, Helen's book The Third Reich's Elite Schools: A History of the Napolas received an extremely favourable review in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany's leading broadsheets. The book has also received critical acclaim in the online journal Sehepunkte.Read more...

Invitation to Harvard as a Visiting Scholar, Autumn 2022

From August to December 2022, Helen will be spending the autumn semester as a visiting scholar at Harvard University, researching material for her new book project.Read more...

Further media attention for The Third Reich's Elite Schools

Following its publication in November 2021, Helen's book The Third Reich's Elite Schools: A History of the Napolas received widespread media coverage in the national and international media - click here for more details. Since January, the book has been featured in further media interviews, including on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking, WW2TV, at the Wiener Library, and on the Real Dictators and House of Modern History podcasts.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...