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.
BOSTON REVISITED: Fifty Years of the Bay State Banner – Exhibition Opening
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University is proud to open "BOSTON REVISITED: Fifty Years of the Bay State Banner", a major exhibition that chronicles the journey and the evolution of challenges and successes within the black community in Boston and New England as seen through the photographs of the African American owned news weekly. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the publication of a new book, Boston's Banner Years: 1965 - 2015 - A Saga of Black Success. Banner publisher and editor, Melvin Miller will be present to sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase at the event.
The exhibition portrays these five decades of history in Boston in the areas of education, employment, banking and business, housing, community organizations, social movements, demonstrations, politics, law enforcement, civil rights, sports, music, and the arts.
The event is free and open to the public and the reception begins at 1:00 pm; R.S.V.P. 617-353-3697 by Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
Student Discovery Seminar: Farm to (Research) Table: Food, Cuisine and Agriculture
Interested in nutrition? Love poring over cookbooks? Would you call yourself a foodie? Then join us for our first Student Discovery Seminar of the Year! We'll take you on a culinary tour of the archive. Come explore (and even hold in your hands!) artifacts from famous chefs, food writers and more!
Friends Speaker Series: Photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie & Casting Director and Producer Bonnie Timmermann
Photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie's career, which stretches over a decade, has brought him in over 36 countries, covered 13 conflict zones, mostly in East Africa, the South Caucasus, the Middle East and central Asia. On April 29, 2013, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie was betrayed by his fixer and handed over to a band of Syrian rebels. For eighty one days he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten. He chronicles his ordeal in the book The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's True Story of Captivity and Survival in Syria. After gaining his freedom, Alpeyrie met Bonnie Timmermann, one of Hollywood's most successful and prolific producers and casting directors. Intrigued and moved by his story, Bonnie helped Alpeyrie land the book deal for The Shattered Lens which he dedicated to her. The two are now collaborating on a film based on the book and on other projects as well. Join us for an on-stage discussion about the creation of the book, and their ongoing collaboration.