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Faculty Book Talk: Disposing of Modernity by Rebecca S. Graff, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Apr 2021

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
A virtual event

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.

Donnelley and Lee Library invites you to explore the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair through the lens of archaeology via an online Zoom program. 

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

On Campus Disability Accommodations:

Contact Kara Fifield at 847-735-5167 or at least 72 hours in advance.

Disposing of Modernity