Shelby Cullom Davis Center

The Davis Center for Historical Studies is named after Shelby Cullom Davis '30, who provided a generous gift to assure the continuance of excellence in scholarship and the teaching of history at Princeton University. 

Since its inception, The Davis Center's chief function has been to foster research on chosen themes through a weekly seminar, conferences, and workshops. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary approaches and subjects that span different geographical areas and periods. Learn more about the Center, our current theme, fellowship opportunities, and what past fellows say about their experience with the Center.

For more information, contact the Manager of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center.

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Director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center

David A. Bell
Office
303 Dickinson Hall

Associate Director

Yonatan Glazer-Eytan
Office
202 Dickinson Hall

Events

Reconstructing Climate and Gender History on the Swahili Coast: Some Preliminary Words
Fri, Mar 1, 2024, 10:15 am12:00 pm
Location
211 Dickinson Hall
Speakers
The Sound of Silence: Movies Without Sound, 1927–1931
Tue, Mar 5, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Location
211 Dickinson Hall
Speaker
On Their Terms: Black Agrarian Relations to the Environment in Jim Crow Alabama
Fri, Mar 8, 2024, 10:15 am12:00 pm
Location
211 Dickinson Hall
Speakers