The GLCs 20th Year Anniversary

What’s New at the Gilder Lehrman Center

July 11, 2019
David William Blight, newly named as the Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies, is a renowned historian who is considered one of...
Edward Rugemer awarded the World History Association's Bentley Book Prize for his recent book, Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World (Harvard Univ. Press)
June 18, 2019
The World History Association Book Prize was created in 1999 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of world history. In 2012, the it renamed in memory of Jerry...
Transatlantic Histories: The United States, South Africa, and Sierra Leone
June 10, 2019
This month, as a part of our three-year Transatlantic Histories program, the Gilder Lehrman Center will be hosting history teachers from South Africa and Sierra Leone, along...
GLC Director, David W Blight remembers Tony Horwitz
June 4, 2019
On Tuesday, May 28, I was riding an early-morning train into New York from my home in Connecticut to attend the Pulitzer Prize awards luncheon. I had Tony Horwitz’s new book...
April 29, 2019
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition hosted a panel discussion on how legacies of slavery continue to impact racism and implicit bias...
April 16, 2019
The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of...
April 15, 2019
David Brion Davis has passed after a long illness.  The historical profession, the GLC, and countless friends have lost a giant of a figure.  The GLC team and network of...
David W. Blight annouced as a winner of the 2019 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy
March 11, 2019
Winners of the 2019 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy Announced New York, NY, March 7, 2019 Columbia University Libraries has announced that two acclaimed...
GLC FELLOWSHIP DEADLINE COMING SOON: MARCH 1, 2019
February 25, 2019
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Yale News Reports: David Blight honored with Lincoln Prize for his book on Frederick Douglass
February 21, 2019
Professor of American History at Yale, was recently honored with the 2019 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize from Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American...