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New Book Review: 'German Philhellenism' by Damian Valdez

Helen's review of Damian Valdez, German Philhellenism: The Pathos of the Historical Imagination from Winckelmann to Goethe (2014), has just been published in the Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies.Read more...

Invitation to speak at the HU Berlin

On 8 April 2017, Helen presented a paper entitled 'Eine Vergangenheit, die lieber vergessen wird? Scholarly Habitus-Forming, Professional Amnesia, and Postwar Engagement with Nazi Classical Scholarship' at an expert workshop on 'Scholarly Forgetting in the History of the Humanities', funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung, which took place at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für klassische Philologie.Read more...

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...

New Publication: "Wanderer, kommst Du nach Sparta oder nach Stalingrad?"New Publication: "Wanderer, kommst Du nach Sparta oder nach Stalingrad?"

Helen's article 'Wanderer, kommst du nach Sparta oder nach Stalingrad? Spartan ideals of self-sacrifice and German military propaganda' has now been published in a volume entitled Making Sacrifices: Visions of Sacrifice in European and American Cultures (Opfer bringen: Opfervorstellungen in europäischen und amerikanischen Kulturen), edited by Nicholas Brooks and Gregor Thuswaldner. The book is the first volume in an interdisciplinary series established by the Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture and the Arts, and published by New Academic Press in Vienna.Read more...

New Book Review: 'Contested Commemorations' by Benjamin Ziemann

Helen's review of Contested Commemorations: Republican War Veterans and Weimar Political Culture, by Benjamin Ziemann (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) has now been published in the English Historical Review.Read more...

New Publication: "Spartanischer Pädagogik deutscher Art"

Helen's article '"Spartanische Pädagogik deutscher Art": The influence of Sparta on the Royal Prussian Cadet Schools' has recently been published in an edited volume entitled Das antike Sparta, edited by Anton Powell and Vassiliki Pothou.Read more...

'Places of Amnesia' panel at Memory Studies Association conference

On 5 December 2016, Helen convened and spoke at a panel on 'Places of Amnesia', part of a conference entitled 'Thinking through the Future of Memory', the inaugural meeting of the Memory Studies Association, University of Amsterdam.Read more...

New Review Essay: Books worth (re)reading

Helen's review essay, 'Books worth (re)reading', featuring important works on childhood by George Eisen, Nicholas Stargardt, Heidi Rosenbaum, Bastian Fleermann and Benedikt Mauer, has recently been published in a special issue of the International Journal of Play, entitled Histories of Play, edited by Kate Darian-Smith and Simon Sleight.Read more...

'Spartan pedagogy, German style?'

On 12 November 2016, Helen presented a paper entitled 'Spartan pedagogy, German style? Prussian military education and the Spartanparadigm' at an international conference on the theme 'Married to the Military: Soldier's Families in the Ancient World and Beyond', organised by the Open University in London.Read more...

Invitation to speak at the Wolfson College Humanities Society

On 8 November 2016, Helen presented a lecture to the Wolfson College Humanities Society entitled 'Researching Children's Histories under the Third Reich: Some challenges explored'.Read more...