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 - Why We Can't Wait: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Call for Resistance

With Prof. Theodore Hickman-Maynard, STH and Ryan Hendrickson, HGARC
Student Discovery Seminars
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:00 PM
HGARC Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BU ID

Join us for our annual celebration of Dr. King's life and work. We'll hold and examine materials from King's archive, with a special focus on his commitment to nonviolent resistance in bringing about social change. In the company of Prof. Theodore Hickman-Maynard, STH, and Ryan Hendrickson, HGARC Assistant Director for Manuscripts, we'll consider the materials' historical context, and the different ways King's forms of peaceful protest may still be relevant today.

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Student Discovery Seminar - Fashion Photography

With Boston Globe fashion columnist Tina Sutton and Sarah Pratt, HGARC
Student Discovery Seminars
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:00 PM
HGARC Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BU ID

Join Tina Sutton, Boston Globe style journalist and fashionista extraordinaire at HGARC's special celebration of New York's fashion week. We'll leaf through photo collections featuring some of the 20th and 21st centuries' Most Glamorous---Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis and many more--and survey the work of top photographers including Eugene Cook and Yale Joel. Seminar curated by HGARC archivist Sarah Pratt.

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HGARC Book Collecting Contest 2017 Deadline

Student Enrichment Series
Monday, March 20, 2016 - 5:00 PM Deadline
HGARC Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Admission: Open to full-time students regularly enrolled at Boston University

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.

Click here to download the contest flyer

Click here to download the contest rules

Click here for a list of past winners