Shelby Cullom Davis Center

  • Revolutionary Change
    Upcoming Theme for 2020-22

    In 2020-22, the Davis Center seeks applications from historians working on revolutionary change in any period of human history, and in any area, including (but not limited to) the histories of politics, culture, ideas, social structure, gender relations, sexuality, race relations, religion and the environment.

  • New Book: Formations of Religion: Historical Approaches to Religion and the Secular
    New Shelby Cullom Davis Center Volume Forthcoming September 2019

    Formations of Belief: Historical Approaches to Religion and the Secular is edited by Philip Nord, Katja Guenther, and Max Weiss.

  • Law & Legalities
    Announcing the 2019-20 Davis Center Fellows and Postdocs

    Debjani Bhattacharyya
    Malachi Crawford
    Rohit De
    Sarah Ghabrial
    Stuart McManus
    Mary Mitchell
    Benjamin Nathans
    Judith Surkis
    Karl Ubl
    George Aumoithe

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, Jennifer Goldman.


Director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center
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Manager, Shelby Cullom Davis Center
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