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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...

Magic Lantern Show Reenactment: The Tragic Drowning Fatality

Sat, 24th September

This magic lantern show tells the story of an actual double drowning in the Shoalhaven River at Bundanon. Local actors will read newspaper reports and give the testimony of eyewitnesses that were published in the Shoalhaven Telegraph on Wednesday 1 February 1922. The original magic lantern slides Martyn Jolly will project through two nineteenth century...

The Projected Image Heritage in Australia and New Zealand Symposium

Fri, 14th December

Notes from the symposium
The Projected Image Heritage of Australia and New Zealand symposium was held at the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, ANU, 14 December 2012.

Professor Paul Pickering from the Research School of Humanities and the Arts welcomed us with an overview of the magic lantern as an integral...

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