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Publications by team members

On this page we list the academic and professional publications of project members that are outcomes of their engagement in A Million Pictures .

Book: A Million Pictures – Magic Lantern Slides in the History of Learning

The conference proceedings of our international and interdisciplinary Million Pictures conference in August 2017 are currently (May 2018) edited by Sarah Dellmann and Frank Kessler. The edited volume A Million Pictures – Magic Lantern Slides in the History of Learning will be published in fall 2018 with John Libbey. We are very happy to announce…

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Fonseca: Special Issue on Magic Lantern

The issue #16 (2018) of Fonseca – Journal of Communication is titled “Arqueología de los media y placas de linterna mágica – Media archaeology and magic lantern slides”. Among the seven thematic contributions, five articles are written by members of the A Million Pictures team. All articles are available in Spanish and English and are…

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Article: Spectral Illusions. Ghostly Presence in Phantasmagoria Shows

Nele Wynants from the research team Antwerp has published the essay “Spectral Illusions. Ghostly Presence in Phantasmagoria Shows” in Framing Immersive Theatre and Performance. The Politics and Pragmatics of Participatory Performance, edited by James Frieze, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 207-220. For more information, visit the publisher’s website: http://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9781137366030

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Blog post: Reclame vereeuwigd op glas

Jeroen Splinter, intern at A Million Pictures, wrote a piece about his discoveries when working with the lantern slide collections held at the film related collections at EYE Filminstitute, The Netherlands. Jeroen Splinter digitised advertising lantern slides that were shown in cinemas before the film screening started. Often, these slides advertised local bars and restaurants….

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DVD: Magic Lantern Heritage Today. Examples of Creative Re-Use.

Integral part of the A Million Pictures project is the collaboration between researchers, archivists, curators and artists. This DVD documents various forms of artistic engagement with lantern slide heritage that emerged from collaboration between the research teams and artists: animation film, peep show performance, educative film, live video art, art installation, development of an app,…

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Article: Toverlantaarn-les (“Magic lantern lesson”)

Issue 03/2017 of the Tijdschrift van het Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (“Journal of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands”) features an article on the A Million Pictures research on lantern slides. The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) issues this journal three times a year. It shares news about Cultural Heritage and…

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Articles: Spectacular Astronomy

Kurt Vanhoutte and Nele Wynants from the research team Antwerp published the joint article “On the passage of a man of the theatre through a rather brief moment in time: Henri Robin, performing astronomy in nineteenth century Paris” in Early Popular Visual Culture Vol. 15 , Iss. 2 (2017), pages 152-174. This issue of EPVC…

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Article: History of a fantascope: a device for education in nineteenth-century Girona

Jordi Pons and Daniel Pitarch from the research team Girona published the article “History of a fantascope: a device for education in nineteenth-century Girona” in Early Popular Visual Culture, Vol 15. Iss. 1 (pp 83-99). In their article, the authors describe the astonishing discovery of a fantasmagoric lantern (see image) in the archives of a…

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Article: Une ‘collection virtuelle’. Les plaques de projection pour l’enseignement de la société Ed. Liesegang en Allemagne avant 1914

Frank Kessler from the Research Team Utrecht and Sabine Lenk from the Research Team Antwerp published their joint article “Une ‘collection virtuelle’. Les plaques de projection pour l’enseignement de la société Ed. Liesegang en Allemagne avant 1914” in  Transbordeur: photographie histoire société (2017), pages. 96-105. The annual journal is dedicated to the history of photography…

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Article: Lecturing without an Expert. Word and Image in Educational “Ready-Made” Lecture Sets

For The Magic Lantern Gazette, the Research Journal of the Magic Lantern Society of the US and Canada, Sarah Dellmann from the research team Utrecht published an article titled “Lecturing without an Expert. Word and Image in Educational ‘Ready-Made’ Lecture Sets”. In her article, Sarah Dellmann investigates the knowledge production about the Netherlands and the…

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