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.

 

 

 

 


Conversations - Walt Whitman: the year of his birth, 1819

Student Enrichment Series
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Richards-Roosevelt Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BUID

Join Professor of English Anita Patterson and William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities Christopher Ricks for the first of two conversations commemorating 200 years of poetry.  The first event in this series is titled Walt Whitman: the year of his birth, 1819 and will be held on February 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The second conversation with Doctoral candidate Emily Kramer and Professor Ricks is titled John Keats: the Great Year of his poems, 1819 will be held on March 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

Click HERE to download the Whitman 1819 flyer.
Click HERE to download the Keats 1819 flyer.


Student Discovery Seminar – Hollywood Blacklist

Student Discovery Seminars
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:00 PM
HGARC Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, Fifth Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BUID

Join archivist Jane Parr and COM Professor Deborah Jaramillo in an exploration of when Hollywood blacklisted and turned its back on some of our greatest actors, screenwriters, and directors because of alleged Communist ties. At this Student Discovery Seminar, students can touch, hold and read original letters, manuscripts, journals and photographs from some of these "blacklisted" professionals. The seminar takes place Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the main reading room of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

Click HERE to download the Hollywood Blacklist flyer.


Student Discovery Seminar – True Crime

Student Discovery Seminars
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:00 PM
HGARC Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, Fifth Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BUID

Ryan Hendrickson (HGARC) and Journalist Dick Lehr (Professor at COM) lead an exploration of a few of the world's most shocking tales of crime and murder ripped not from the headlines, but from the archives! At this Student Discovery Seminar, students can touch, hold and read original letters, manuscripts, journals and photographs from noted criminals, law enforcement agents and historians. The seminar takes place Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the main reading room of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

Click HERE to download the True Crime flyer.


Conversations – John Keats: the Great Year of his poems, 1819

Student Enrichment Series
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Richards-Roosevelt Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BUID

Join Doctoral candidate Emily Kramer and William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities Christopher Ricks for a conversation titled John Keats: the Great Year of his poems, 1819 on March 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

Click HERE to download the Keats 1819 flyer.


HGARC Book Collecting Contest 2019 Deadline

Student Enrichment Series
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 5PM 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



Student Discovery Seminar – The Art of Science

Student Discovery Seminars
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 6:00 PM
HGARC Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, Fifth Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BUID

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.