Past Events

Fall 2017

October 15th:
Eichmann Trial Symposium with Guest Speaker Ellen Rudolph
1PM – Zale Auditorium, Aaron Family Jewish Community Center
In conjunction with Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education & Tolerance
Supported by the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

October 11th:
Graduate Workshop
2PM – Ackerman Center
Dr. Charles Asher Small, Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy and the former Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Antisemitism, met with graduate students to discuss the current state of research into the subject of anti-Semitism.

September 24th:
Philosophers and Race Workshop
Visiting scholars: Demetrius L. Eudell(Wesleyan University), Emily S. Lee (CSU Fullerton)
From UT Dallas: Charles Hatfield, Peter Park, Nils Roemer, and ShilyhWarren.
More information (including a detailed schedule) can be found here. 

September 18th:
“Myth and Memory: New Perspectives on the Kindertransport”
Dr. Jennifer Craig-Norton, Parkes Institute at the University of Southampton
7PM  – JO 3.516

September 13th:
“IBM and the Holocaust” – Edwin Black 
7PM – Davidson Auditorium
Presented in conjunction with the Southwest Jewish Congress

Spring 2017

May 27th:
Sixth Biennial Graduate Translation Conference: “Performing Translation”
Panel – Translating Paul Celan’s “Death Fugue”
7
:30PM – Jonsson Performance Hall

April 27th:
Film Screening of Paragraph 175
7PM – JO 3.516
Presented in conjunction with Galerstein Women’s Center and the UTD Rainbow Guard

April 24th:
Holocaust Remembrance Day – Poetry Reading
The Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building – Beginning at 11AM

April 20th:
An Evening with Goethe with Professors Ozsváth and Turner
Event: 7PM – JO 3.516
Reception in the Ackerman Center following event
Presented in conjunction with the Dallas Goethe Center

April 12th and 21st:
Translation Workshops – Radnóti poem “Like a Bull”
10am – Ackerman Center

April 9th:
The Latin American Jewish Experience
2PM – Davidson Auditorium – JSOM
Presented in conjunction with the Southwest Jewish Congress and Dallas Historical Jewish Society.

March 23rd:
“The Worlds We Have Lost: The Holocaust Catastrophe Beyond Numbers”
Dr. Robert H. Abzug, Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies at The University of Texas.
7PM – Davidson Auditorium – JSOM

March 12th:
Disputed Ownership: Reclaiming Stolen Property
Richard L. Wolffe and Melanie Murphy Kuhr
4PM – JSOM, Davidson Auditorium
Sponsored by the Schuman-Ellman Opportunity Fund

March 9th:
Chasing Portraits – Elizabeth Rynecki
7PM – JCC of Dallas

Spring Professor Lectures – “Begging for a Homeland”
February 12th:
Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth: “Rescue Impossible: Doors Closed for the Jews 1938-1945”
February 19th:
Dr. David Patterson: “Homelessness as a Defining Feature of the Holocaust”
March 5th:
Dr. Nils Roemer: “Jewish Refugees and Homelessness after the Holocaust”

January 25th:
Lecture, “From Barbarism and Vandalism to Genocide: The Unlikely, Untold, and Unknown Story of Raphael Lemkin”
Dr. Steve Jacobs, Aaron Aronov Chair of Judaic Studies at The University of Alabama
7PM – JSOM, Davidson Auditorium

January 20th:
75th Anniversary of the Wannsee Graduate Workshop and Q&A
1:30PM – Ackerman Center

January 8th:
“The Crypto-Jew Experience:  Where it Began, Where it is Now”
In conjunction with the Southwest Jewish Congress and Center for Latino-Jewish Relations
2PM – JSOM – Davidson Auditorium
The event was featured in an article in the Dallas Morning News.  Read here.

Fall 2016

December 8th:
Grant Writing 101 – Workshop by Holly Hull Miori
2:30PM – Ackerman Center

November 30th:
Aesthetics and Philosophy Seminar – Benjamin & Heidegger
Professors Nils Roemer and Charles Bambach
2PM – The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the Dallas Museum of Art

November 5-7th:
Einspruch Lecture Series and Film Screening
Géza Röhrig, star of the Academy Award winning film, Son of Saul
Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building and Auditorium
Saturday, Nov. 5th at 8pm: Film Screening, Son of Saul
Sunday, Nov 6th at 2pm: Lecture, “Playing Saul in Son of Saul
Monday, Nov. 7th at 9am: Lecture, “On Forgiveness”
Photos of these events can be found on the Center’s Facebook page

November 3-4th:
“The School of London: Diaspora and Pictorial Trauma”
In conjunction with The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
Dallas Museum of Art
More information can be found here.

September 27th:
Translation Workshop – Elie Wiesel poem, “Ani Maamin”
2PM – Ackerman Center
Translations can be found here.

September 1-30th:
Exhibition: Jewish Refugees in Shanghai, 1933–1941
In conjunction with the Confucius Institute
Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building
Saturday, Sept. 10th: Lecture by Prof. Pan Guang, “The Jews in China” at 7pm
Sunday, Sept. 18th: Film Screenings: “A Gift of Life” and “Shanghai Ghetto” at 4pm
Sunday, Sept. 25th: Concert: “Wind from the East” at 7pm
Photos of these events can be found on the Center’s Facebook page

August 30th:
Film Screening, The Labyrinth of Lies
In conjunction with the Dallas Goethe Center, Dallas Jewish Film, and AJC Dallas
7pm – Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building Auditorium
Photos of this event can be found on the Center’s Facebook page

Spring 2016

May 11th: Dr. Ozsváth: “Economic Drain on German Society: Arguments for Mercy Killing”
12:00PM – Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

May 5th: Holocaust Poetry Reading – Yom HaShoah
In conjunction with The Center for Translation Studies, Confucius Institute, and The Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives
Photos of this event can be found on the Center’s Facebook page

April 17thAn Evening with Zsuzsi – Honoring Drs. Zsuzsanna and Istvan Ozsváth
5:30PM – UT Dallas Visitor Center Atrium
More information and photographs of this event can be found online.

April 6th: Workshop: Translating Paul Celan’s “Deathfugue”
2:00PM – Ackerman Center
Photos of this event can be found on the Center’s Facebook page
Translations can be found here.

March 24th: Workshop on Memory and Trauma
Profs. Frank Dufour (ATEC), Thomas Riccio (A&H), Nils Roemer (A&H), and Hanna Ulatowska (School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences)

March 13th:  Ackerman Center Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Patterson – “Defining the Fundamentals of Nazi Anti-Semitism”

March 6th:  Ackerman Center Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Roemer – “Why Mein Kampf: Then and Now”

February 28th:   Ackerman Center Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Ozsváth – “Despite Changes: The Culture of Anti-Semitism”

February 17th:  Workshop with students from the Honors College
Dr. Ozsváth: “When the Bombs were Falling”

January 27th:  Discussion Forum: “Epidemics, Public Health, and Race in Historical Perspective”
In conjunction with The Center for Values

Fall 2015

December 3rd: Celebrating Translation – Honoring Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and Frederick Turner
In conjunction with The Center for Translation Studies

November 7th:  “Jewish Thinkers’ Fascination with Chinese Thought”
Lecture presented by Dr. Roemer in conjunction with the Confucius Institute

October 18-19th:   Einspruch Lecture Series
Omer Bartov, Brown University
October 18th:  “The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood: The Murder of a Town in Eastern Galicia”
October 19th: “Investigating Genocide on the Local Level: Challenges and Benefits”
Photos of these events can be found on the Center’s Facebook page

October 15th:  Dr. Ozsváth – Lecture on her memoir, When The Danube Ran Red
Allen Public Library

September 23rd: “Remembrance: World War II and the Holocaust”
Lecture presented by Dr. Ozsváth in conjunction with the Confucius Institute

September 20th: “Identifying the Enemy: The 80th Anniversary of Anti-Jewish Laws in Germany”
Lecture presented jointly by the Ackerman Center faculty