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Call for Papers: Magic Lantern Conference at Universiteit Utretch

Tue, 29th August - Fri, 1st September

Call for Contributions

The conference will present and discuss the outcomes of the Million Pictures project (University of Utretch) and share them with all those interested in the magic lantern and lantern slides from a scholarly, historical, archival, curatorial, artistic, museological, educational or practical point of...

Magic Lantern Society Convention (UK)

Fri, 28th April - Sun, 30th April

Report on the
10th International Convention of the Magic Lantern Society
by John Hyett - Australian Magic Lantern Society President

Four members of the Australian Magic Lantern Society travelled to Birmingham, UK, to join over 140 other convention delegates, involved in...

Foyer Space Call Out

Sun, 23rd April

Submissions close Sunday 23 April 2017

Exhibition proposals are now open for the first half of our 2018 calendar (February-June).

The ANU School of Art Foyer Space is an access gallery coordinated by ANU School of Art Staff. Proposals are assessed twice a year by the Gallery Committee. Priority will be given to ANU Staff and...

Performance: Lucence - New South Wales Gothic

Thu, 20th April

Alexander Hunter and the Canberra Experimental Music Studio, live composition
Rowan Conroy, drone footage
Martyn Jolly, magic lantern.

New South Wales gives us the creeps. It’s a dangerous place, haunted by the souls of those who have died. For instance Lake George, originally named Weereewa or ‘bad water’, has...

New Publication - The Magic Lantern in Colonial Australia & New Zealand, by Elizabeth Hartrick

Thu, 9th March - Sun, 30th April

The Magic Lantern in Colonial Australia and New Zealand

By Elizabeth Hartrick (University of Melbourne) 

In a world awash with visual technologies, the curiously named magic lantern – the optical lantern or optical projector – and its fragile glass lantern slides has become largely invisible. Yet this powerful visual...

Technologies of Memory and Affect Exhibition and Conference - Flinders University

Thu, 16th February - Fri, 17th February

Technologies of Memory and Affect

‘Technologies of Memory and Affect’ is an interdisciplinary two day conference, a visual methodologies workshop, and an exhibition to be held in Adelaide immediately prior to the Adelaide Fringe Festival from February 16-17 2017

Keynotes: Professor Deb Verhoeven...

Hugh Rayner's Lantern Slide lecture and Reenactment at the Oriental Museum, Durham University

Tue, 13th December

A brief overview of Simla; as seen through the eyes of some of the first photographers, professional and amateur, to have worked there.

This lecture depicts the development of Simla from the mid 1850’s through to the 1900’s, illustrated with a range of rare photographs taken from the private collection of Hugh Rayner, a photographic...

Visualising Human Rights Conference

Mon, 5th December - Tue, 6th December

This event explores the powerful role of photography in shaping our understanding of human rights. Historically images have been a crucial way of disseminating ideas, creating a sense of proximity between peoples across the globe, and notions of a shared humanity.

In recent years scholars have begun to argue for new notions of photography that...

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