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.
HGARC Book Collecting Contest 2019 Deadline
In 1967, the Friends of the Libraries of Boston University (now the Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center) launched a book collecting contest to introduce students to the joys of creating their own libraries and to encourage them in this gratifying pursuit. The contest is held in March and April, with the winners announced at the Friends Annual Meeting. Awards range from $200 to $1,500, including a best essay category. The contest is open to all full-time students in the University's undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.
Friends Speaker Series: Justice & Espionage
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies present a panel discussion including Professors Erik Goldstein, Igor Lukes, Joe Wippl and John Woodward; sons of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Michael and Robert Meeropol; and Cold War specialist Phillip Deery as they discuss justice and espionage in the United States. The panel will explore these issues in their historical context, and consider how their legacy may inform present-day world affairs. Come enjoy a complementary reception and the unveiling of the new exhibition Quest For Justice: A Celebration of the 100th Birthday of Author and Social Activist David Alman, in which Alman explores the case of the Rosenbergs. This event will start at 6 PM in the Metcalf Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave. It will be free to Members of the Friends of HGARC and Students with a BU ID. General Public tickets are $25, please call (617) 353-3697 to R.S.V.P.!Click HERE to download the Justice & Espionage flyer.
Poems in Progress 2019
Do you write poetry? Join Professor Christopher Ricks for a unique opportunity to discuss your poem with other writers. Students will each present a poem of his or her making, for discussion by others in the room. Each student must bring an original 10-30 line poem, which can be a translation. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants will be notified which session they are registered for no later than Thursday, April 4, 2019. The event takes place in the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's MLK, Jr. Reading Room, 3rd floor, Mugar Library.
Student Discovery Seminar – The Art of Science
Join Professor of Astronomy Dr. Michael Mendillo and librarian Katherine Kominis in an exploration of the beauty and precision of science and nature as they have been depicted in texts and manuscripts over the centuries. At this Student Discovery Seminar, students can touch, hold and read original manuscripts, illustrations and books from our Rare Book and Manuscript Collections. The seminar takes place Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the main reading room of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.Click HERE to download the Art of Science flyer.
2019 Annual Nursing Meeting: Featuring Guest Speaker Roberta Gately, RN, BA
Roberta Gately, a nurse, novelist, and former humanitarian aid worker, has provided nursing care from Africa to Afghanistan. She has written extensively on the subject of refugees for The Journal of Emergency Nursing as well as a series of articles for the BBC World News Online and the Huffington Post. She speaks regularly on the plight of the world's refugees and displaced. She has appeared both locally and nationally on TV and radio programs to discuss her novels and refugee issues. Her work has been honored with the Frances Slanger Lifetime Achievement Award (2017) by the Boston City Hospital Nurses Alumni Association and the Human Services Award (2007) by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. Gately lives in Boston where she works as a nurse at The Boston Medical Center. Her two previous novels, Lipstick in Afghanistan and The Bracelet, were based upon her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Ms. Gately will sign copies of her latest book, Footprints in the Dust, which will be available for sale at the event.
This event is free and Open to the Public. RSVP required: 617-353-3698.
Friends Speaker Series: DAVE ITZKOFF: Author of the new Robin Williams biography
The New York Times culture reporter and author Dave Itzkoff will speak on the research and writing of his books, including Robin, a biography of Robin Williams, along with his other works. Itzkoff writes frequently about film, television and comedy. The evening will also feature the announcement of the winners of the HGARC Student Book Collecting Contest.
The evening will also feature an exhibition of items from the Robin Williams' archive, held by the Gotlieb Center.
Event starts at 6 PM in the Metcalf Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave. It will be free to Members of the Friends of HGARC and Students with a BU ID. General Public tickets are $25, please call (617) 353-3697 to R.S.V.P.!Click HERE to download the DAVE ITZKOFF flyer.