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Praise for Praise for 'Classics and Education in the Third Reich'

One of Helen's articles, entitled 'Classics and Education in the Third Reich: "Die Alten Sprachen" and the Nazification of Latin- and Greek-teaching in secondary schools', has recently been praised in Susan A. Curry's review of Brill's Companion to the Classics, Fascist Italy, and Nazi Germany (2018), which was published online in The Classical Journal:

Curry contends that "Every teacher of Classics should read Roche’s article. Posthaste."Read more...

Further Praise for Further Praise for 'Brill Companion'

Helen’s most recent edited volume, the Brill Companion to the Classics, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany (2018) has just received another extremely favourable review in The Classical Journal.

"As white supremacist groups and authoritarian governments continue to coopt a particular vision of antiquity to lend authority to their own ideologies, this Companion serves as an important reminder of just how destructive these uses of history can become..."Read more...

Finalist for BBC 'New Generation Thinkers' 2021

Helen has been selected as a finalist for the BBC Radio 3/AHRC New Generation Thinkers Scheme 2021.
The scheme showcases early-career academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience through the media and public engagement.Read more...

'Monuments and Memory'

On 7 December 2020, Helen took part in a zoom panel discussion on 'Monuments and Memory', as part of the Gala Theatre's 'History Now' lecture series.Read more...

'Memory and Populism'

On 3 December 2020, Helen acted as a discussant for a postgraduate workshop organised by the Memory Studies Association's 'Memory and Populism' working group.Read more...

Public lecture at the Gala Theatre

On 23 November 2020, Helen gave a public lecture on zoom as part of the Durham Gala Theatre's 'History Now' lecture series, entitled 'Nazi Elite-School Exchange Programmes with British Public Schools during the 1930s'.Read more...

'Thermopylae 2500'

Helen has been appointed as a member of the advisory board and organising committee for the online conference Thermopylae 2500, commemorating the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae.Read more...

'Claiming the Classical'

On 11 November 2020, Helen Roche and Sam Agbamu hosted a round table discussion on behalf of the 'Claiming the Classical' Research Network, as part of an international zoom conference on 'Classical Controversies', held at Leiden University, Netherlands.Read more...

Durham-Münster Postgraduate Workshop 2020

On 6 November 2020, Helen organised the annual Durham-Münster Postgraduate Workshop - part of an ongoing collaboration between the History Departments at Durham and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.Read more...

New Book Review: 'Building a Nazi Europe'

Helen's review of Martin Gutmann's monograph Building a Nazi Europe: The SS's Germanic Volunteers (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), has just been published in History: The Journal of the Historical Association.Read more...