Current Events

In our role as cultural presenters, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center offers a variety of events that are open to the public and the Boston University community. Many event speakers come from our diverse holdings; past speakers have come from the fields of journalism, theater, politics, opera, dance and literature.





Student Discovery Seminar – The Cuban Revolution: Its History and Legacy

Student Discovery Seminars
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:00 PM
HGARC Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, Fifth Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BUID

Join Ambassador Paul Hare, the British Ambassador to Cuba from 2001-2004, and archivist Nicolette Archambault in an exploration of the Cuban Revolution and its legacy. At this Student Discovery Seminar, students can touch, hold, and read original letters, manuscripts, journals, and photographs from noted political activists and journalists, including Laura Bergquist, Carleton Beals, Conrad Lynn, Tana De Gamez, Dan Rather, and others. The seminar takes place Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the main 5th floor reading room of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

Click HERE to download The Cuban Revolution flyer.

Friends Speaker Series: Dan Rather

Friends Speaker Series
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:00 PM
George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Metcalf Ballroom, Second Floor
Admission: Free to Members of the Friends of HGARC & Students with a BU ID. R.S.V.P. on Eventbrite or call (617) 353-3697

Journalist Dan Rather will join us to speak on the themes of his recent book What Unites Us. The talk will begin at 6PM in the Metcalf Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, followed by a reception and book signing. Doors open at 5:30PM.

Members of the Friends of HGARC will need to register on Eventbrite using their membership credentials, or may call (617) 353-3697, and Students with a valid BU ID can register on our BU ID holder Eventbrite.

Click HERE to download the Dan Rather flyer.