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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...

Public lecture in Nordhausen

On 24 October 2016, Helen gave a public lecture at the Museum Tabakspeicher, Nordhausen am Harz, entitled 'Die Napola Ilfeld und andere NS-Eliteanstalten in Mitteldeutschland'.Read more...

'Erziehung und Entbürgerlichung'

On 21 October 2016, at the invitation of Professor Norbert Frei, Helen presented a paper entitled 'Erziehung und Entbürgerlichung' at an international symposium on 'Wie bürgerlich war der Nationalsozialismus?' ('How bourgeois was National Socialism?'), which took place at Jena University's Centre for 20th-century History.Read more...

Private perspectives on Gewalt and Herrschaft in National Socialist Germany

On 14 October 2016, Helen hosted a DAAD-funded workshop on "Private perspectives on Gewalt and Herrschaft in National Socialist Germany" at Pembroke College, Cambridge.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...

New Book Review: 'History's proximity? Crisis and Colonisation in Greece – and the Greek Imagination'

Helen's review of Daniel M. Knight's new monograph History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece (2015) and a new edition of Sheila Lecoeur's study Mussolini’s Greek Island: Fascism and the Italian Occupation of Syros in World War II (2015), has just been published in Reviews in History.Read more...

Invitation to speak at the Cambridge Teacher Seminar

On 7 July 2016, Helen gave a presentation to the Cambridge Teacher Seminar entitled 'Living History: Is the history of the recent past different?'Read more...

Childhood under National Socialism: A truly "Horrible History"?

On 16 June 2016, Helen presented a paper entitled 'Childhood under National Socialism: A truly "Horrible History"?' at the inaugural conference of the UK Children's History Society, 'Horrible Histories? Children's Lives in Historical Contexts'.Read more...

New Publication: "Herrschaft durch Schulung"New Publication: "Herrschaft durch Schulung"

Helen's article 'Herrschaft durch Schulung: The Nationalpolitische Erziehungsanstalten im Osten and the Third Reich's Germanising mission' has recently been published in an edited volume entitled Nationalsozialismus und Regionalbewusstsein im östlichen Europa. Ideologie, Machtausbau, Beharrung (National Socialism and Regional Consciousness in Eastern Europe: Ideology, Construction of Power, Persistence), edited by Burkhard Olschowsky and Ingo Loose.Read more...

'Contested Youth'

On 6 May 2016, Helen presented a paper entitled 'Contested Youth? The instrumentalisation of testimony in life-writing by former Nazi elite-school pupils' at an international conference entitled 'Life of Testimony / Testimony of Lives: A Life-Writing Conference', at Queen Mary, University of London.Read more...