Upcoming Programs


The Lapidus Center offers two long-term fellowships to assist scholars whose research on transatlantic slavery can benefit from extended access to the…
Lapidus Center Fellows

Harriet Tubman Prize

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery is pleased to announce the third edition of the Harriet Tubman Prize, which…
2017 Harriet Tubman Prize Finalists
Harriet Tubman Prize
Aisha Finch’s Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba Wins the Lapidus Center’s First Annual Harriet Tubman Prize
2016 Harriet Tubman Prize Finalists

Our Collections

The Lapidus collection is continuously growing. In addition to his first 2014 gift of over 400 rare books and documents, Sid Lapidus…
The Digital Lapidus Collection
Titles Acquired in 2016
Web Research
Photographs and Prints Collection
New Books on Slavery
Archive & Manuscript Collections


New ideas, enlightening conversations, cutting-edge research, tomorrow’s trends: it’s all here in the Lapidus Center podcast series. Listen to our visiting scholars as…

From Our Blog

By Sylviane A. Diouf, Director of the Lapidus Center. Another African Burial Ground was officially “discovered” in New York City in January…