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Heritage in the Limelight Interdisciplinary Conference

Tue, 4th September - Thu, 6th September

Conference Dates: 4-6 September 2018

Affect / Animation / Aparatuses & Technology /  Cinema / Digital Humanities /
Entertainment / Evangelism / Exploration / Globalisation & Trade / Heritage Studies Media Archaeology / Performance & Reenactment / Photography / Illusion, Optics & Phantasmagoria / Science...

Heritage in the Limelight Magic Lantern Performance

Tue, 12th September

The Project will be hosting a public Magic Lantern performance on the evening of 12 September at 6pm, as the part of their 2017 Workshop. This re-enactment will bring together early twentieth century glass slides, chromotropes, and mechanical slides, as well as contemporary glass slides painted by Canberra-based artists. The performance will be...

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...

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...

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