Ackerman Center Annual Newsletter

The Ackerman Center has published its third Annual Newsletter highlighting our programs and the accomplishments of our students.

Click the image below to read the 2019-2020 Annual Newsletter:

The 2017-2018 Annual Newsletter can be viewed here.
The 2018-2019 Annual Newsletter can be viewed here.

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The University of Texas at Dallas is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Annual Scholars’ Conference

The 50th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches was held on the UT Dallas campus March 7-10, 2020. More information can be found here. The date for the 51st ASC has been set for March 7, 2021. This will be a virtual conference.

Students in the Spotlight

Philip Barber and Cindy Seton-Rogers both successfully completed and defended their doctoral field examinations and have progressed to PhD Candidates. They will now begin working on their dissertations.

Alumni in the Spotlight

Dr. Mary Catherine Mueller, lecturer in English at Southern Methodist University, has published her first book. The Holocaust Short Story is an academic work that seeks to shed light on the significance of the Holocaust short story literary genre, and how these short stories illuminate our understanding of the Holocaust. The following is taken from to the publisher’s description of this book:

“The Holocaust Short Story is the only book devoted entirely to representations of the Holocaust in the short story genre. The book highlights how the explosiveness of the moment captured in each short story is more immediate and more intense, and therefore recreates horrifying emotional reactions for the reader. The main themes confronted in the book deal with the collapse of human relationships, the collapse of the home, and the dying of time in the monotony and angst of surrounding death chambers. The book thoroughly introduces the genres of both the short story and Holocaust writing, explaining the key features and theories in the area. Each chapter then looks at the stories in detail, including work by Ida Fink, Tadeusz Borowski, Rokhl Korn, Frume Halpern, and Cynthia Ozick. This book is essential reading for anyone working on Holocaust literature, trauma studies, Jewish studies, Jewish literature, and the short story genre.”

Holocaust Studies Resource Guide

The UT Dallas McDermott Library has created a subject guide that is available online to assist students and other users in conducting research using the resources available through the library.

The guide is available online.

Invitation to Submit Entries

Scholars are invited to contribute articles related to all aspects of Jewish/Israeli history to the Jewish Virtual Library. Submissions will also be considered for the online Israel Studies Anthology, a free online textbook with sections on History, Society & Culture, Democracy, Wars and the Peace Process, and International Relations.
Click here for more information.

Ackerman Center Leadership Dinner

It was our privilege to honor Dr. Wildenthal at the inaugural Ackerman Center Leadership Dinner. Many thanks to My Sweet Charity for featuring this special event. Please click here to read this article, which provides a few of the highlights. This special evening was also featured in the new issue of UT Dallas Magazine.

An Evening With Zsuzsi

The Ackerman Center hosted an event on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at UT Dallas to honor Professor Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and benefit the newly established Istvan and Zsuzsanna Ozsváth Research Fund to support graduate student research in Holocaust Studies. Please visit our Facebook page to see photographs from the Evening

More information about the event, including how to donate to the Ozsváth Research Fund, can be found on the event’s webpage.