Upcoming Events


The Center invites the ASU and broader High Country communities to a public lecture by Prof. Thomas Kühne on Monday, February 12. The lecture will focus on “‘The Murderers Are Among Us’: Images of and Inquiries into Holocaust Perpetrators since the Third Reich.” Prof. Kühne is the Strassler Chair in the Study of Holocaust History and the Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, Massachusetts. The lecture will start at 7:00 pm in Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114. It is free of charge and no tickets are required. The Center will also organize a research colloquium with Prof. Kühne. For more information, call 828.262.2311.

wolf gruner

The Center is pleased to invite the public to an evening lecture entitled "Defiance and Protest: Forgotten Individual Jewish Reactions to the Persecution in Nazi Germany" by the renowned Holocaust scholar Professor Wolf Gruner on Monday, March 19. It will take place from 7:00 until 9:00 pm in Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114. Gruner holds the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, is Professor of History at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and is the Founding Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research. He is the author of eight books on the Holocaust, among them his important study of “Jewish Forced Labor under the Nazis. Economic Needs and Nazi Racial Aims” (Cambridge University Press). As all Center events, it is free of charge and no tickets are required. For more information, call 828.262.2311.


Dr. Mark Bray (Dartmouth College) will give a lecture entitled “Antifa: The History and Theory of Antifascism” on Thursday, March 29, on the ASU campus. Bray is a historian of human rights, terrorism, and political radicalism in Modern Europe, who completed his PhD in Modern European and Women's and Gender History at Rutgers University in 2016. He is the author of The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street. The Center is pleased to partner with the ASU Humanities Council in organizing the visit. There will also be a midday colloquium for faculty and advanced students with our guest. For more information, please contact the Council at 828-262-2483 or the Center at 828.262.2311.