50th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches
The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas invites you to join fellow scholars March 7-10, 2020 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this important conference and continue the legacy established by Franklin H. Littell and Hubert G. Locke 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 central theme of the 2020 ASC is “The History and Future of the Holocaust and its Memory.” This year, we look not only back to the history of the Holocaust, but also forward to the future of Holocaust Studies. Today, more scholars are engaged in the study of the Holocaust than ever before, while every year fewer survivors are left to bear witness. Digital tools for archiving, researching, visualizing and sharing knowledge about the Holocaust are changing our scholarly investigation and the culture of remembrance. At the same time, the murderous landscape of the Holocaust is more fully mapped out with access to new archives. Key concepts of Holocaust Studies are being reexamined, and a growing body of scholarship offers constantly new lenses from which the history of the perpetrators, collaborators, bystanders and victims is revisited. We invite participants to reflect on these issues and encourage presentations that consider our changing perspectives of the Holocaust and its remembrance.