Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The Constructing Scientific Communities (https://conscicom.org/) and the Million Pictures projects (http://a-million-pictures.wp.hum.uu.nl/) are pleased to announce a special workshop, hosted at London’s Royal Institution, to consider the multiple relationships that existed between popular science and the magic lantern, with an emphasis on the long nineteenth century. Papers will consider magic lantern slides, instruments, and instrument makers, as well as considering issues of curation and performance. A special attraction will be Jeremy Brooker’s evening entertainment concerning John Tyndall’s celebrated lectures at the RI.
All workshop attendees will be also welcome to join this public lecture without charge. Attendance is free, but space is limited. To attend, email: firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st, 2017.
9:30-10:15 – Coffee on arrival
10:15-10:30 – Introductory Comments. Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford) and Geoff Belknap (Leicester University), Constructing Scientific Communities Project.
10:30-12:00 – Panel 1: Approaches to Science and the Magic Lantern
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:30 – Panel 2: Magic Lanterns and Museums/Curation
2:30-3:00 – Coffee break
3:00-4:30 – Panel 3: Materiality of the lantern
4:30-4:45 – Closing Remarks. Joe Kember and Richard Crangle (Exeter University), Million Pictures Project.
6:15-7:15 – Drinks Reception
7:30-9:00 – Evening lantern show for the general public:
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