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.

 

 

 


COVID-19 UPDATE ON HGARC EVENTS

Center Events
Monday March 16, 2020
771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Boston University Libraries' Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center has cancelled or postponed all planned public events for the Spring 2020 semester. Please see the March 11, 2020 Updated Letter to the Community on Coronavirus from BU President Robert A. Brown.

 



[CANCELLED] Friends Speaker Series: Jill Lepore

Friends Speaker Series
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:00 PM
George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Metcalf Ballroom, Second Floor
Admission: Free to Members of the Friends of Boston University Libraries HGARC & Students with a BU ID. R.S.V.P. on Eventbrite

 

CANCELLED - The Friends Speaker Series event featuring historian Jill Lepore scheduled for Tuesday March 24, 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 public health emergency in Massachusetts.

 

In this lecture, co-sponsored by the Boston University College of General Studies (CGS), historian Jill Lepore will join us to present her talk entitled "Before Facebook: Algorithms in the Archives." Dr. Lepore is the author of These Truths: A History of the United States and This America: The Case of a Nation. The talk will begin at 6PM in the Metcalf Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, followed by a reception and book signing. Doors open at 5:30PM.

Students with a valid BU ID and members of the Friends of Boston University Libraries HGARC will need to register on Eventbrite using their BU/membership credentials. Guests unable to use Eventbrite may call (617) 353-3697.

Click Here to download the Jill Lepore flyer.



[POSTPONED] An Evening with Florence Nightingale

NAA Annual Meeting
Nursing Archives Associates
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 5:30 PM
Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Admission: Free and open to the Public with Registration

 

DUE TO THE CURRENT GLOBAL STATUS OF COVID-19, ALL NIGHTINGALE 2020 BICENTENNIAL EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Boston University Libraries Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, the History of Nursing Archives, and the Board of the Nursing Archives Associates invite you to the Nursing Archival Associates Annual Event featuring "An Evening With Florence Nightingale," a live dramatic performance presented by Kathy Duckett, a nurse and professional actress. The program will run from 5:30pm-7pm, followed by a reception and small exhibition of digital materials. Doors will open at 5:00 pm.

The evening, based on Kathy Duckett and playwright Paul Langford's "Florence Nightingale: A Medical Revolutionary," is told in a series of flashbacks as related by Florence as an old woman (of 41) to her nurse. In these flashbacks, we see her as a young girl first becoming a nurse, in the Crimea and upon her return to England. Through these events, the audience sees how she became one of the most powerful women of her time and how she changed the course of medicine for the 19th and 20th centuries. The impact of her work is still felt today, although many people are no longer aware of all she has done.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required through our Eventbrite.

See more information about this event here.



[POSTPONED] Florence Nightingale 2020 Symposium

Nursing Archives Associates
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10 AM-8 PM
Metcalf Trustee Center, 1 Silber Way
Admission: Ticketed Registration Required

 

DUE TO THE CURRENT GLOBAL STATUS OF COVID-19, ALL NIGHTINGALE 2020 BICENTENNIAL EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

 

A Symposium about Florence Nightingale's influence on the evolution of nursing, both historical and contemporary.

This is an all-day event, but tickets are available for individual time slots throughout the day. To view more information about tickets and registration fees, please visit our Registration Website.

The Nightingale 2020 Keynote will be given by special guest speaker David Green, Museum Director, Florence Nightingale Museum in London.

The mission of the Nursing Archives Associates is to support the History of Nursing Archives in the preservation of the working papers, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and histories of prominent individuals, associations, and organizations, both historical and contemporary, who are important in the nursing field, and in making these valuable, unique primary resources available to researchers. These manuscripts and books document the evolution of the profession and its contribution to the fields of public health, women's rights, and military history. The History of Nursing Archives are a valuable part of the holdings of the Boston University Libraries Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. To learn more about becoming a member, click here.