The Ackerman Center is currently accepting applications for both graduate and undergraduate student support in the form of microgrants. Click here to learn more.
We are also currently accepting applications to support graduate student participation in online, virtual, or other types of research in Holocaust Studies and related fields. Click here to learn more.
We’re excited to announce the launching of the Ackerman Center Podcast. Follow along to explore Holocaust-related topics during the time of our shared new virtual realities.
Now streaming online and on Spotify.
April 12, 2020: Episode 1: Navigating New Territory: World on Fire
April 19, 2020: Episode 2: Historical Considerations: World on Fire
April 26, 2020: Episode 3: Moral Dilemmas: World on Fire
May 3, 2020: Episode 4: Rapid Changes: World on Fire
May 10, 2020: Episode 5: Dunkirk Spirit: War on Fire
May 17, 2020: Episode 6: War on Hold: War on Fire
On March 24th, Dr. Roemer and Dr. Valente will discuss the season finale of World of Fire.
The Ackerman Center has published its second Annual Newsletter highlighting our programs and the accomplishments of our students.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.