Ackerman Center Faculty in the Spotlight

Professors Nils Roemer and David Patterson presented a round table discussion about the Ackerman Center at the 17th World Congress of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem this summer.

Dr. Patterson discussed the rotation of the more than fifteen graduate courses in Holocaust studies, the ways in which they are interconnected, and the rationale behind the requirements for the graduate certificate in Holocaust studies.

Dr. Roemer discussed the most recent developments at the Center with regard to fundraising, support for research and teaching assistantships, program promotion, collaboration with other agencies, and future projections for activities and growth.

Students in the Spotlight

Ph.D. Candidate and former Ackerman Center research assistant Mary Catherine Mueller has accepted the position of full-time Lecturer with the English Department at Southern Methodist University, where she will be teaching Discernment and Discourse, and Holocaust Literature beginning the Fall 2017 semester.

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.

Calls for Applications/Papers

13th International Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference:
21st Century Perspectives on the Holocaust and Genocide
Middle Tennessee State University
April 18-21, 2018

The organizers invite individual paper and panel proposals by academic researchers and independent scholars on all aspects of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. More information can be found online.

Proposal deadline is September 1, 2017.

25th International Conference of Europeanists: Europe and the World:
Mobilities, Values, and Citizenship
Organized by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
March 28-30, 2018

The aim of the conference is to discuss the dimensions and dynamics of the nexus between existing and emergent (im)mobilities, values, and citizenship. While proposals on all topics related to Europe will be considered, special attention will be given to research that emphasizes the cultural, social, and political challenges related to Europe’s experience with internal and external migration. Projects that place the predictors, consequences, and lived realities of these developments in a comparative and international perspective are especially welcome. More information can be found online.

Proposal deadline is October 2, 2017.


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 he event including how to donate to the Ozsváth Research Fund can be found on the event’s webpage.