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.





Food For Thought: A Snack Break at the Archives

Center Events
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Howard Gotlieb Memorial Gallery, 1st Floor, 771 Commonwealth Ave
Admission: Free and Open to BU Students, Staff and Faculty
Join the HGARC Student Advisory Council for an evening of snacks, conversation and some seriously cool historical artifacts. We'll provide the food and beverages, you bring your curiosity and a desire to learn about all the amazing programs, events and research opportunities the Gotlieb Center has to offer. Bring friends, and make some new ones!

Student Discovery Seminar - Protest Movements

With Prof. Bruce Schulman, CAS, and Ryan Hendrickson, HGARC
Student Discovery Seminars
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:00 PM
HGARC Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BU ID
From Emma Goldman to Martin Luther King, Jr., from the Puerto Rican Independence Movement to the Weather Underground Organization, we'll look at the ways in which resistance and civil disobedience shaped American history. Join us as we experience the tumult of the 20th Century through the archives of the people who shaped it, and consider how their legacy informs present-day political discourse.

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Friends Speaker Series: Biographer Susan Mizruchi on "Brando's Smile"

Friends Speaker Series
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 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. General Public $25. R.S.V.P. (617) 353-3697
Join us for an evening of Hollywood reminiscence as Susan Mizruchi, William Arrowsmith Professor of the Humanities at BU, discusses her latest book, Brando's Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work. Now available in paperback, the book strips away the legend surrounding one of cinema's most beguiling stars, revealing the complex, thoughtful man beneath the surface. Booklist's Eloise Kinney writes, "Mizruchi writes frankly, smartly, and wittily and quotes others as well to 'explore the Brando that was not visible to the world in order to better understand the one that was.'"

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Student Discovery Seminar - Children's Literature

With Prof. Anna Henchman, CAS, and Jane Parr, HGARC
Student Discovery Seminars
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:00 PM
HGARC Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BU ID
Experience the worlds of Paddington Bear, 101 Dalmatians, The Indian in the Cupboard, Little Orphan Annie and others through the eyes of the remarkable people who created them! Join us for a hands-on exploration of the archives of Michael Bond, Dodie Smith, Lynne Reid Banks, Harold Gray and others whose indelible characters have brought magic to generations of children all over the world.

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