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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...

BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking, 16th March

At 10pm on Wednesday 16 March, Helen will be speaking about her research on the Napolas on BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking programme, with presenter Anne McElvoy, author Philip Oltermann, playwright Pamela Carter, and Germanist Karen Leeder. You can tune in here or on BBC Sounds.Read more...

Literary Representation with David Higham Associates

Helen's work is now officially represented by Andrew Gordon of David Higham Associates, one of the world's leading literary agencies. Her third book, a popular history exploring the appeal of fascism for ordinary people in interwar Europe, is to be published by Head of Zeus in the UK and Commonwealth.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...

'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...