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The 48th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches

The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies is proud to announce that The University of Texas at Dallas is the new home of The Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches (ASC). The Ackerman Center invites you to join fellow scholars March 3-5, 2018 as we continue the important legacy established by Franklin H. Littell and Hubert G. Locke nearly fifty years ago. This conference offers the opportunity to address the historical significance of the Holocaust through scholarship that is interfaith, international, and interdisciplinary. The ASC provides an invaluable forum for scholars to discuss and advance Holocaust research, ensuring the valuable lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant for today’s world.

The central theme of the 2018 ASC is “Critical Moments in the History and Memory of the Holocaust.” Next year marks significant anniversaries of several pivotal moments in the history of the Holocaust, including Hitler’s coming to power in 1933, Kristallnacht in 1938, and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943. These anniversaries are critical moments in the unfolding of the Nazis’ endeavor to exterminate the Jewish people and provide timely lenses through which to revisit the Holocaust. The ASC invites proposals that explore these events and others that may lie outside these anniversary events of 1933, 1938, and 1943, as well as papers that more generally address the memory of the Holocaust.

Please email presentation proposals to with “ASC Proposal” as the subject. The proposal should include the title of the paper with a short abstract of 250-500 words and the presenter’s bio or CV. Proposals may be for a panel, roundtable, or individual paper.

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017. Notification of Acceptance letters will be emailed no later than November 30, 2017.

If you can serve as a commentator or panel chair, please email a brief CV, description of your area of expertise, and topics of special interest with “Able to Serve” as the subject.

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Interested participants are encouraged to visit for more information or email Cindy Seton-Rogers at with any questions.

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