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Resources for Scholars

  • Annual Conferences
    The Gilder Lehrman Center hosts an annual international conference topics related to slavery, resistance and abolition. For past conferences, visit our Conference Page.

  • David Brion Davis Lecture Series
    The Annual David Brion Davis Lecture Series in the History of Slavery, Race, and Their Legacies, honors Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, and the founder of the Gilder Lehrman Center, David Brion Davis. The Center will combine each year to publish the three lectures in a series of books with Yale University Press.

  • Frederick Douglass Book Prize
    The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition presents an annual award for the most outstanding nonfiction book published in English on the subject of slavery and/or abolition and antislavery movements. Publishers and authors are invited to submit books that meet these criteria.

  • Fellowship Information

    • Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships of the GLC is designed to support both established and younger scholars in researching projects that can be linked to the aims of the center. Four-month and one-month fellowships are available for the academic year.

    • Summer Graduate Research Fellowships of the GLC provide funding to Yale graduate students for research projects on slavery, resistance, abolition, or their legacies.

    • The Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Fellowship provides funding for scholars and public intellectuals to study the fundamental origins and circumstances surrounding debt bondage, forced labor, human trafficking, and other forms of modern day slavery.

  • Calendar of Events
    Information concerning past and future Gilder Lehrman Center events.

  • Document Library
    A collection contains over 200 individual items, including speeches, letters, cartoons and graphics, interviews, and articles.

  • Online Resources
    A select, annotated list of useful online resources for teaching and research.