The Archaeology of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:30 PM until 5:30 PMCentral Daylight Time


    Donnelley and Lee Library invites you to explore the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair through the lens of archaeology via an online Zoom program on April 22nd at 4:30 PM . Rebecca Graff, Associate Professor of Anthropology, will share archaeological and archival research from sites associated with the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, including the Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charnley-Persky House.   

    Attendees will discover the material remains of the Fair and explore how historical trends continue into the present.  These items are detailed in Graff’s recent book Disposing of Modernity, a first-of-its-kind study that reveals changing consumer patterns, notions of domesticity and progress, and anxieties about the modernization of society.

    Buy the book for $40 during April with the code SAA21. All proceeds to the Society of Historical Archaeology.

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