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'Xenophon and the Nazis'

On 6 July 2012, Helen presented a paper entitled 'Xenophon and the Nazis, or: How to Read the Anabasis in the Third Reich, and other Classical classroom propaganda' at the 81st Anglo-American Conference of Historians, Institute of Historical Research, University of London.Read more...

'Youth of Sparta and of Mars'

On 12 April 2012, Helen presented a paper at the Classical Association annual conference, University of Exeter, entitled 'Youth of Sparta and of Mars: Uses and Abuses of Classics at the Royal Prussian Cadet-Corps'.Read more...

'Wanderer, kommst du nach Preußen….'

On the 2nd of April 2012, Helen presented a paper entitled '"Wanderer, kommst du nach Preußen....": Sparta as a model in Prussian military thought during the long nineteenth century' at the Association for German Studies annual conference, University of Edinburgh. Read more...

Classics Confidential interview featured on OU website

Helen was recently interviewed about her PhD-research by Dr. Jessica Hughes of Classics Confidential, the Open University’s vodcasting site for Classical ‘news, gossip and curiosities’. The interview has now been featured in an article on the Open University's website, entitled 'Bitesize interviews take a closer look at Classical Studies'.Read more...

"Go, tell the Prussians…"

On 14 February 2012, Helen presented a paper entitled '"Go, tell the Prussians": The Spartan Paradigm in Prussian Military Thought during the Long 19th Century' at The Guild, Cambridge University's Interdisciplinary 19th-century Forum.Read more...

'Spartanische Pimpfe'

Helen’s article ‘"Spartanische Pimpfe": The Importance of Sparta in the Educational Ideology of the Adolf Hitler Schools’, has been published in Sparta in Modern Thought, ed. Stephen Hodkinson, Ian Macgregor Morris (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales).

For more information and to read an abstract, click here.

To read the University of Nottingham's press release, click here.Read more...

Classics Confidential Interview

On 11th November 2011, Helen was interviewed by Dr. Jessica Hughes of Classics Confidential, the Open University’s vodcasting site for Classical ‘news, gossip and curiosities’.Read more...