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Presentation at the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster

On 25 March 2017, Helen spoke at a conference which took place at the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, entitled "Protagonists of Political Mythology: How do Individuals and Collectives become History?"Read more...

Public lecture in Nordhausen makes a media splash

On 24 October 2016, Helen gave a public lecture at Nordhausen's Museum Tabakspeicher on 'Napola Ilfeld and other Nazi Elite Schools in Central Germany', which attracted a record-breaking audience of 130, as well as gaining a variety of local media coverage.Read more...

New Publication: "Sport in den Nationalpolitischen Erziehungsanstalten"New Publication: "Sport in den Nationalpolitischen Erziehungsanstalten"

Helen's article, 'Sport, Leibeserziehung und vormilitärische Ausbildung in den Nationalpolitischen Erziehungsanstalten' (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...

German History journal "Best Article of 2015 Prize"German History journal "Best Article of 2015 Prize"

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".

The prize, which is awarded by the journal's editorial board, is intended to showcase outstanding work from scholars of German history, whatever their career stage.Read more...

Feature in "The Independent"Feature in "The Independent"

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?'

The article, by Kiran Moodley, attempts to understand how, in 1930s Britain, symbols of Hitler's Germany had not yet gained the notoriety and connotations that they possess today.Read more...

'Nazis at The Leys'

On 7 July 2015, Helen gave a lecture to the Rotary Club of Cambridge entitled 'Nazis at The Leys: Public school exchange programmes with the Third Reich'.Read more...