Event: Magic Lantern and Science Workshop

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

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Magic Lantern and Science Workshop

Royal Institution, London

21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS

March 17th, 2017
9.30 – 5.00

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: gb224@le.ac.uk by March 1st, 2017

Programme of Events

9:30-10:15 – Coffee on arrival

 10:15-10:30 – Introductory Comments. Sally Shuttleworth (University…

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