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The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is a fellowship program for creative writers, academics, and independent scholars who benefit from using NYPL’s research collections. The Center’s public programs feature past and current fellows discussing their work. All events are free, but you must reserve seats: click on the event of your choice and follow the instructions.  We generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Questions? Email

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The Cullman Center is made possible by a generous endowment from Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman in honor of Brooke Russell Astor, with major support provided by Mrs. John L. Weinberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Estate of Charles J. Liebman, John and Constance Birkelund, The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and additional gifts from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Helen and Roger Alcaly, Mel and Lois Tukman, The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, William W. Karatz, Mary Ellen von der Heyden, Merilee and Roy Bostock, The Arts and Letters Foundation, Lybess Sweezy and Ken Miller, and Cullman Center Fellows.


Rudolph Ware
Christopher Brown

European Powers, Islamic Movements, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Christopher L. Brown and Rudolph Ware

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7 - 8 p.m.
Christopher Brown and Rudolph Ware discuss 18th century Senegambia, where France and Britain fought bitterly for control of the slave trade. This event is co-presented with the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery. Read More ›
Luc Sante
Ian Buruma

The Other Paris: Luc Sante and Ian Buruma

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 7 - 8 p.m.
Luc Sante discusses his new book on the hidden past and seamy underside of Paris, The Other Paris, with Ian Buruma. This event is co-organized with the New York Review of Books. Click on the event to reserve your free seats!Read More ›

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