Virtual Burnham Project



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Advisory Board

Bob Davis is the Associate Director of Academic and Research Technologies (ART) and the Director of the Collaboratory Project at Northwestern University.

Michael H. Ebner is James D. Vail III Professor of History Emeritus, where he taught from 1974 until 2007. He is the founder and co-chair of the Urban History Seminar of The Chicago History Museum. Professor Ebner has served as the chair of the Historic Preservation Commission of the city of Lake Forest.  Currently he is president of the Urban History Association, an international learned society.

Rebecca Graff is the Project Leader for the Jackson Park/Columbian Exposition archeological dig and a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Chicago.

Ann Durkin Keating is C.Toennigs Professor of History at North Central College, where she has taught for 16 years. She is co-editor-in-chief of the widely acclaimed Encyclopedia of Chicago.

Arthur H. Miller is Archivist and Librarian for Special Collections, Donnelley and Lee Library, Lake Forest College. He is immediate past president of the Lake Forest Foundation for Historic Preservation.

Russell Lewis, Executive Vice President and Chief Historian of the Chicago History Museum, is responsible for preserving, managing, building, and making accessible to the public the Museum’s collection of more than 22 million documents and artifacts.

Thomas Norman Rajkovich is a preeminent classical architect and urbanist who has designed projects for clients across the United States. He studied at the American Academy in Rome as the recipient of the 1985 Burnham Prize.

Craig Saper, Professor of Texts and Technology at Central Florida, is the author of Artificial Mythologies and Networked Art. He is the editor or co-editor of multiple volumes, most recently Imaging Place in both electronic and print versions. His publications relevant to his visit to Lake Forest College include chapters in New Media/ New Methods, The Exquisite Corpse, The Fluxus Reader, and articles in Journal of E-Media Studies and Rhizomes. His simulation of The Readies for Bob Brown's Machine appears on

John Shuler, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the Bibliographer for Urban Planning and Government Information Librarian.

Carl Smith is the Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English and American Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University. Smith is the author of The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City.

Lisa Snyder is Associate Director of Outreach and Operations, UCLA Experiential Technologies Center and a Senior Member, UCLA Urban Simulation Team.

Bob Taylor has been Director of Academic and Research Technologies (ART) at Northwestern University for the past 12 years.