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Through a Glass Brightly: The Magic Lantern in History

On 16-17 February 2001, the Academy hosted a two-day colloquium, ‘Lantern Projections’, which brought together over twenty invited speakers from the UK, the United States, Italy and Belgium. Its aim was to map the emerging ‘intermedial’ field of Lantern studies, involving early cinema specialists, art historians and lantern enthusiasts, and lay a basis for future concerted research. Professor Ian Christie FBA, who organised the colloquium with Professor William Vaughan, both at Birkbeck College’s School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, explains.

• Ian Christie

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in Review, January-July 2001.

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