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Outreach project at Soham Village College

On 20 March 2013, Helen gave a talk to GCSE students at Soham Village College, a specialist Technology and Languages College which gained Academy status in 2011.Read more...

Kadettengeschichten: Exploring the Prussian cadet-school story

On 16 March 2013, Helen presented a paper entitled  'Kadettengeschichten: Exploring the Prussian cadet-school story' at an international conference entitled 'Approaching War (Europe): Childhood, Culture and the First World War, 1880-1919', University of Newcastle.Read more...

New monograph publication: New monograph publication: 'Sparta's German Children'

A monograph based on Helen's doctoral research, entitled Sparta's German Children: The ideal of ancient Sparta in the Royal Prussian Cadet-Corps, 1818-1920, and in National Socialist elite schools (the Napolas), 1933-1945, has just been published by the Classical Press of Wales.

"From the eighteenth century until 1945, German children were taught to model themselves on the young of an Ancient Greek city-state: Sparta..."Read more...

"Neither Political nor National Socialist"

On 13 February 2013, Helen presented a paper entitled '"Neither Political nor National Socialist": Former Nazi elite-school pupils' conflicts with their contested pasts' at an international conference on Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory, which was held at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London.Read more...

New publication: New publication: 'The Leaders of the Third Reich and the Spartan Nationalist Paradigm'

Helen's article, '"In Sparta fühlte ich mich wie in einer deutschen Stadt" (Goebbels): The Leaders of the Third Reich and the Spartan Nationalist paradigm' has just been published in a volume entitled English and German Nationalist and Antisemitic Discourse, 1871-1945, edited by Felicity Rash, Geraldine Horan and Daniel Wildmann.

The article is based on a paper presented at an eponyomous conference which took place at Queen Mary, University of London, in November 2010.Read more...

Colloquium on German Philhellenism, December 15th 2012

On 15 December 2012, Helen co-organised a colloquium on 'German Philhellenism' at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. The proceedings of the event have since been published in the journal Publications of the English Goethe Society.Read more...

"Recreating a shared Graeco-German Aryan heritage"

On 8 December 2012, Helen presented a paper entitled '"Recreating a shared Graeco-German Aryan heritage": The ideal of Greek education for citizenship in National Socialist pedagogy' at the Legacy of Greek Political Thought Workshop, University of Bristol.Read more...

Engagement to speak at the Fitzwilliam History Society

On 20 November 2012, Helen gave a talk on her current research to the Fitzwilliam History Society, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.Read more...

New Publication: New Publication: 'Go, tell the Prussians…'

Helen's article, '"Go, tell the Prussians...": The Spartan paradigm in Prussian military thought during the long nineteenth century', has just been published in New Voices in Classical Reception Studies e-journal.

You can view the article in its entirety here.Read more...

Critical Acclaim for 'Spartanische Pimpfe'

Helen’s article ‘"Spartanische Pimpfe": The Importance of Sparta in the Educational Ideology of the Adolf Hitler Schools’, in Sparta in Modern Thought, ed. Stephen Hodkinson, Ian Macgregor Morris (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales), has been acclaimed as a 'lucid analysis' by the Bryn Mawr Classical Review.Read more...