Applications Now Being Accepted for Slave Narratives Seminar

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Council of Independent Colleges, with the UNCF, will cosponsor a seminar on Slave Narratives to be held at Yale University on June 7-10, 2009. The deadline for completed nominations is January 12, 2009. Guidelines and the nomination form are available on CIC’s website by clicking here.

This multidisciplinary seminar is open to full-time faculty members in history, English, and related fields at CIC and UNCF member colleges and universities.

David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale will lead the seminar. For the faculty members who are selected to participate in the seminar, there will be no expense for room, board, books, or the seminar program itself. The selection process is based on nominations by chief academic officers, not direct application by faculty members.

Questions should be directed to Stephen Gibson, CIC’s director of projects, at

2 thoughts on “Applications Now Being Accepted for Slave Narratives Seminar

  1. I teach a course on slave rebellions and use some trial records as primary sources in that class. This would be an excellent seminar to improve that course. However, i am wondering if I can apply, since i teach at a small college.

    Can I apply?

    Thomas Beal
    Assistant Professor of History and Urban Studies
    Suny College at Oneonta

  2. I think that the Lehrman Institute and the CIC need to look at nationwide statistics documenting the percentage of part-time faculty members in whose hands rest students’ education. Why limit the eligibility in this way?

Comments are closed.