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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...

Interview on BBC Radio Scotland and Irish National Radio

Helen has just been interviewed about her new book, The Third Reich's Elite Schools, by BBC Radio Scotland's 'Good Morning Scotland' programme, and by Sean Moncrieff on NewsTalk's "The Moncrieff Show".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...

Invitation to speak at 'NETWoRC'

On 3 November 2021, Helen presented a brief research presentation on her third monograph project at the NETWoRC lunchtime research seminar.Read more...

Durham History Department 'Research Celebration'

On 20 October 2021, Helen presented a brief overview of her recently-published second monograph, The Third Reich’s Elite Schools: A History of the Napolas (OUP, 2021) to members of the History Department at Durham University.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...

Keynote presentation at the European Classical Reception Studies Network

On 29 May 2021, Helen was invited to give a presentation on 'Getting Ahead in Classical Reception Studies' to attendees at the launch conference of the European Classical Reception Research Network, hosted by the University of St. Andrews.Read more...

Appointment to 'History in Politics' editorial board

Helen has recently been appointed to the editorial board of Durham University's History in Politics journal.Read more...