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6:00 pm

Fabricating the Authentic: Presenting Anthropology at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Frederic Ward Putnam, one of the Peabody Museum’s earliest directors, played a key role in establishing anthropology as a scholarly field. He was also a driving force behind the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, where he aimed to present authentic exhibits about Indigenous cultures. His vision, however, was compromised by both the Exposition’s administration, […]

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