A million pictures : magic lantern slides in the history of learning / editors, Sarah Dellmann and Frank Kessler.

New Barnet, UK : John Libbey Publishing, 2020.
vi, 311 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.


"This essay collection documents presentations given at the conference 'A Million Pictures. History, Archiving, and Creative Re-Use of Educational Magic Lantern Slides' that took place from 29 August - 1 September 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This conference was the summit of the collaborative research project 'A Million Pictures: Magic Lantern Slide Heritage as Artefacts in the Common European History of Learning' (2015-2018), carried out by researchers from the Universities of Antwerp, Exeter, Girona, Salamanca and Utrecht as well as twenty associated partners from museums, archives, libraries and independent artists and performers."--Page 3.
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Introductions -- The many perspectives on 'A Million Pictures' / Sarah Dellmann -- Researching the lantern / Frank Kessler -- Prologue -- A lantern slide journey: 127 years in just five minutes / Ine van Dooren -- Histories of lantern slides: artefacts, performance and reception -- Visiting the European neighbours: geographical slide sets of the 'Projecktion für Alle' series / Sarah Dellmann -- The magic lantern at the edge of empire. The experience of dissolving views and phantasmagoria in Colonial Australia / Martyn Jolly -- The 'Battle for Attention' in Bristish lantern shows, 1880-1920 / Joe Kember -- Magic lantern slides by Sergey Prokudin-Gorskii / Nadezhda Stanulevich -- Hand-painted magic lantern slides and the 19th century colourmen Winsor and Newton / Márcia Vilariques ; Vanessa Otero -- The lantern slide, the fabulous tools for early film titling / Claire Dupré la Tour -- Lantern slides in educational contexts -- Euro-American artefacts as Asian heritage: lantern slides of the China inland mission at Hong Kong Baptist University Library / Anna Grasskamp ; Wing Ki Lee ; Suk Mei Irene Wong -- The magic lantern as an educational tool in late 19th-century Japan seen from the "Magic Lantern Board Game on Education" / Machiko Kusahara -- The collection of magic lantern slides from the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane / Angélique Quillay -- Teaching science with lantern slides -- Traces of instructional lantern slide use in two English cities / Richard Crangle -- Making looking: lantern slides at the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1850-1920 / Jennifer Tucker -- 'Nothing but Storytellers': from one thousand Royal Geographical Society lantern slides to 'A Million Pictures' / Emily Hayes -- Science becoming popular: colour slides, colour discs and colour tops / Joseph Wachelder -- Concepts of lantern historiography -- An approach to the discursive genre of magic lantern slides / Francisco Javier Frutos-Esteban ; Carmen Lopez-San Segundo -- The educational magic lantern 'Dispositif' / Frank Kessler -- Re-use practices, the classical canon and out-of-canon slides / Sabine Lenk -- Museum and archive practices -- Rediscovering and re-using the magic lantern slide collection at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter, UK / Jennifer Durrant -- Back from the shelves: exploring the Museu del Cinema's collection and documents about the magic lantern in Catalonia / Daniel Pitarch ; Àngel Quintana -- Experiences from setting up the exhibition "Light! The Magic Lantern and the Digital Image. Complicity between the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries" / Jordi Pons i Busquet -- Creating a 3D interactive tool to become a lanternist. The cooperation between Museu del Cinema and CIFOG (Girona), and educational centre for programming 3D animation / Montse Puigdevall Noguer -- The Keystone 600 version 2.0: archival, pedagogical and creative approaches to an educational lantern series / Artemis Willis -- Performance and re-use beyond the magic lantern -- The Eameses' slide shows: rethinking lecturing in the mass media culture / Ariadna Lorenzo Sunyer -- Re-enactment and the magic lantern performance: possessed by history / Kurt Vanhoutte -- Dissolving visions: from slide adaptation to artistic appropriation in magic lantern practices / Nele Wynants -- History of the screen -- The white behind the picture: toward a media archaeology of the screen / Erkki Huhtamo.
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Magic lantern slides in the history of learning
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