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News About Digital Chicago
Between 2015-2018, Digital Chicago has brought many exciting events, programs, and initiatives to Lake Forest College and the Chicago area. Read about some of our work in this series of news stories through the years.
March 5, 2019
In December 2018, Digital Chicago: Unearthing History and Culture, Lake Forest College’s generous $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, came to its formal conclusion.
February 13, 2019
Lake Forest College is pleased to announce a new $1.1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will link faculty, students, and Chicago-area institutional partners in efforts to understand the history and current status of race relations in Chicago and to create positive change in the city and the lives of its residents.
October 30, 2018
Professor of Music Don Meyer presented “Music at the 1893 World’s Fair, a performance with commentary, at The Newberry, Chicago’s independent research library, on October 17.
August 14, 2018
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Graff was recently quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about her archaeological work contributing to the discovery of the Mecca Flats, a residential building that formerly stood at 34th and State streets in Chicago.
August 8, 2018
Chair of the American Studies program and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Graff advised the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) on taking next steps after discovering remnants of the Mecca Flats, a residential building that formerly stood at 34th and State streets in Chicago.
- August 1, 2018
July 17, 2018
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Graff is leading student archaeological excavations at a Chicago home rumored to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. View the project firsthand 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, during a Media Day/Open House.
- July 15, 2018
April 30, 2018
Digital Chicago celebrated four years of research and innovation with the historic launch of its interactive website—Digital Chicago: Unearthing History and Culture—during a campus celebration on April 25.
April 23, 2018
Digital Chicago and the Center for Chicago Programs invites all students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the launch of the new Digital Chicago website and repository of Chicago Fellows faculty projects from 4-5 p.m. in Calvin Durand Hall on April 25! Refreshments will be provided.
November 15, 2017
Lake Forest College recently announced the launch of InnovationSpaces, a network of creative environments where members of the community can enter virtual worlds, create 3D prints, record audio and electronic music, and more.
November 8, 2017
Digital Chicago: Unearthing History and Culture is pleased to announce our incoming cohort of Chicago Fellows!
October 4, 2017
On Sunday, October 22, Don Meyer, professor of music, presents a CD album pre-release party to celebrate the launch of his new album, “Souvenir Music from the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.” Three Lake Forest College music faculty perform on the album, share these melodic memories for us live at the concert.
August 29, 2017
During September and October, three Chicago Fellows faculty reveal how Chicago’s past architectural stories are being shared through the medium of today’s technology.
March 22, 2017
Hakob Parsamyan ’20, Julianne Mauriello ’19, and Kristin Rawlings ’19 had the opportunity to present their research at an undergraduate conference at Washington and Lee University.
February 14, 2017
Professor of Music Don Meyer presents at a “Members’ Talk” at the Chicago History Museum on March 7th, 6 p.m., about his Digital Chicago project on “Souvenir Music from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.”
August 24, 2016
When filmmakers choose Chicago as the setting for iconic movies, the city’s transportation network often plays a starring role. There was the rumble of the ‘L’ train in Batman Begins and the chaos of holiday travel at O’Hare International Airport in Home Alone.
April 29, 2016
Professor of Music Don Meyer and the Lake Forest Moving Picture Orchestra present a live performance of music to accompany Chicago-produced silent film Max Wants a Divorce at the Chicago History Museum on Tuesday, May 17.
January 18, 2016
A musical score by Professor of Music Don Meyer to accompany Max Wants a Divorce—Live at Lake Forest College, February 6 at 7 p.m.
August 24, 2015
New professor brings urban dig—and more—to Lake Forest College.
July 28, 2015
Broadcast and print media came out in full force to cover the College’s first Archaeological Field School in Chicago during a Media Day on July 28.
January 16, 2015
Lake Forest College is pleased to announce a new $800,000, four-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to involve students and faculty in urban archeological digs in Chicago, and in complementary coursework in various disciplines.