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Getting Ahead in Classical Reception Studies

Keynote presentation, presented virtually at the launch conference of the European Classical Reception Research Network, St. Andrews, 29 May 2021.Read more...

Nazi Elite-School Exchange Programmes with British Public Schools during the 1930s

Public lecture, given on zoom as part of the Gala Theatre's 'History Now' lecture series, Durham, 23 November 2020.Read more...

Totalitarian Individualism? Berliners Under the Microscope from Weimar to the WallTotalitarian Individualism? Berliners Under the Microscope from Weimar to the Wall

Review of Moritz Föllmer's in Individuality and Modernity in Berlin: Self and Society from Weimar to the Wall (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), published in the Book Reviews section of the Wiener Library Blog.

All too often, it is glibly assumed that the rise of individuality, the spirit of modernity, and the triumph of democracy must necessarily go hand in hand. Moritz Föllmer’s new monograph provides an important corrective to this frequently uninterrogated set of assumptions.Read more...

The Third ReichThe Third Reich's Elite Schools: A History of the NapolasBuy this item

Oxford (Oxford University Press), 2021. Drawing on material from eighty archives in six different countries worldwide, as well as eyewitness testimonies from over 100 former pupils, this book presents the first comprehensive history of the Third Reich's most prominent elite schools, the National Political Education Institutes (Napolas / NPEA). The Napolas provided an all-encompassing National Socialist 'total education', featuring ideological indoctrination, premilitary training, and a packed programme of extracurricular activities.Read more...

Napola Exchanges with U.S. Academies

Zoom presentation, given to upper-level history pupils at St Andrew's School, Delaware, 21 April 2020.Read more...

'Mussolini's Third Rome, Hitler's Third Reich and the Allure of Antiquity: Classicizing Chronopolitics as a Remedy for Unstable National Identity?'

Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies, 8 (2), 2019, pp. 127-52.

While it is generally acknowledged that fascist movements tend to glorify the national past of the country in which they arise, sometimes, fascist regimes seek to resurrect a past even more ancient, and more glorious still; the turn towards ancient Greece and Rome. This phenomenon is particularly marked in the case of the two most powerful and indisputably ‘fascist’ regimes of all: Benito Mussolini’s Italy and Adolf Hitler’s Germany.Read more...

Back to the Ancient Greek Future? Greek Antiquity as Paradigm in National Socialist Classical Education

Presented at an international conference entitled Writing Ancient History in the Interwar Period (1918-1939), Newcastle University, 24 January 2020.Read more...

'Die Klosterschule Ilfeld als Nationalpolitische Erziehungsanstalt'

in Die Klosterkammer Hannover 1931-1955: Eine Mittelbehörde zwischen wirtschaftlicher Rationalität und Politisierung, ed. Detlef Schmiechen Ackermann et al., Göttingen (Wallstein), 2018, 605-626.

This chapter delineates the history of the Klosterschule in Ilfeld, and its transformation into a Nationalpolitische Erziehungsanstalt (Napola). The Klosterkammer Hannover's role in the running of the school and its support of the Napola after 1935 is explored, as well as its involvement with other putative Napola foundation projects. Read more...

Theorising the Use and Abuse of the Classical past in Mussolini's Third Rome and Hitler's Third Reich

Presented at an international conference entitled Classics and the Spectacular under Fascism: Classical Performance in the ‘Ventennio Fascista, Ioannou Centre, University of Oxford, 16 December 2019.Read more...

Aryan Antiquity? The Rhetoric of Race in Nazi Pedagogy (and beyond)

Presented at an international conference entitled Is Europe Inclusive? Politics, Discourses and Practices, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, 14 November 2019.Read more...