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Graff makes news for World’s Fair archaeological digs

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the American Studies Program Rebecca Graff was featured in the news recently for her archaeological work on the Chicago World’s Fair.

• Chicago magazine ranked Graff’s talk, “The Vanishing City: Excavating the World’s Fair” at the Newberry Library the top pick on its weekly “The Top Ten Things To Do This Week” October 4–10. In the sold-out lecture, Graff shared stories about what she found during her 2008 excavation of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition fairgrounds in Jackson Park. Click here to view the Chicago listing and here to listen to the talk.

In the first episode of its podcast miniseries about the World’s Fair, “From the Midway,” the Chicago Tribune interviewed Graff about where the World’s Fair lives on today. The music used in the podcast came from the album, “Souvenir Music from the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893,” recorded by Professor of Music Don Meyer. Click here to listen to Graff’s interview.

South Side Weekly interviewed Graff for its story, “Bones of the City,” in which she makes the case for digging up the past. Click here to view the story.