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Workshop: A Million Pictures / 11 and 12 January 2018

The final Workshop of the Million Pictures project will be held in Exeter, south-west England, on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 January 2018, with an additional meeting of the research group on the morning of Saturday 13 January.

The project is a collaboration between magic lantern researchers in five institutions in different European countries, examining the uses of lantern slides and technologies in educational and institutional contexts. More details are at http://a-million-pictures.wp.hum.uu.nl/.

The detailed workshop programme will be available a little later, but the outline plan is:

Thursday 11 January

-- 14.00-17.00 (approx.), presentations and panel discussions

-- 18.00 - evening reception, performance, dinner

Friday 12 January

-- 09.00-17.00 (approx.), presentations and panel discussions

-- 18.30 (approx.), buffet dinner

-- 20.00 magic lantern spectacle at local theatre (also open to the public).

Saturday 13 January

-- 10.00-12.00 (approx.), research team assembly

The venues will be the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (www.rammmuseum.org.uk), the Barnfield Theatre (www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk) and the Devon and Exeter Institution (www.devonandexeterinstitution.org).

Everyone is welcome to join us for discussions and presentations on all aspects of lantern slide use in educational contexts, plus reflections from the project teams and thoughts on how we should build on the excellent progress made in the course of the project. There is no charge for attendance, and the evening events are included for workshop participants, but if you are interested please register your attendance with us by 31 October 2017 so we can plan the catering and other arrangements.

If you would like to join us, or have any questions (including travel, accommodation etc.) please contact Richard Crangle (r.crangle@googlemail.com) or Joe Kember (j.e.kember@exeter.ac.uk).

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