DATE: 11 October 2019, 14:00 - 16u30

VENUE: KU Leuven, Monseigneur Sencie-Instituut, room 2.15. 

Entrance is free but please confirm your presence by e-mail to

Sofie Onghena (°1980) studied history at the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven (2000-2004) (Option: Cultural History of Modern Time). She has worked as a project assistant on various exhibitions and heritage and research projects. She is interested in and has investigated both nineteenth and twentieth century science popularization and formal science education in Belgium(c. 1870-1970). During this seminar, she will address the use of light projection and other learning aids and materials in science communication in Belgium during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. 

After a short coffee break, Bart Moens (PhD student ULB, EOS B-magic) will present his current research on the use of colour in life model lantern slides from a technical and esthetic point of view. Seminar participants are invited to give feedback on his article on the same topic, to be published in a special issue of Documenta about ‘spectacle and colour’. (The article will be circulated beforehand).