Recording Lives: Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age

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Join us for the first forum presented by Boston University Center for the Humanities. Register for one or more events.


Thursday, October 5 at Boston Public Library, Rabb Hall, 700 Boylston Street

5:30-7 PM: Public Lecture: Libraries, Books, and the Digital Future.
The forum opens with a lecture by Robert Darnton, University Librarian, Emeritus, Harvard University. David Leonard, President, Boston Public Library, will introduce the lecture, and Christopher Ricks, Professor of the Humanities, Boston University, will provide commentary.

7-8:30 PM: Public Reception at Boston Public Library


Friday, October 6 at BU School of Law Auditorium, 767 Commonwealth Avenue

9 AM-1:00 PM: Panel I: Setting Directions for Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age
2 PM-5:30 PM: Panel II: Digital Scholarship and Practice

5:30 PM: Public Reception at Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, First Floor


Saturday, October 7 at BU School of Law Auditorium, 767 Commonwealth Avenue

9 AM-12:30 PM: Panel III: Preservation Spaces, Open and Closed
1:30-5 PM: Panel IV: The Global Politics of Archives


In addition to the public receptions hosted by Boston Public Library on Thursday and by Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center on Friday, refreshments will be served during the panels on both Friday and Saturday. Please register for panels as we will be ordering refreshments.


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