B-magic will facilitate 6 PhD´s and 8 Postdocs. These are divided into 4 work packages:

WP1: Magic Lantern in the Belgian History of Education and Spiritual Instruction

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Title
Supervisor
Co-supervisor
Researcher
PhD 1
Education through Images. The Magic Lantern in Belgian schools, 1880-1940
PDoc 1
The Magic Lantern, the Catholic Church and the Good Citizen

PDoc 2
The Religious and the Spiritual: the Magic Lantern in the Hands of the Freemasons

PDoc 3
Between Instruction and Delight: the Magic Lantern in the Late 19th-century and Early 20th-century Belgian Visual Media Landscape

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WP2: Magic Lantern in Belgian Public Lectures and Popular Performances

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Title
Supervisor
Co-supervisor
Researcher
PhD 2
B-Magic in Space: Mapping of Lantern Infrastructure and its Socio-technological Context
PDoc 4
The Lantern Projector and Public Lectures: Actors and Their Motives, 1870-1920

PDoc 5
Magic Lantern in Popular Entertainment

PDoc 6
The Uses of the Magic Lantern in Scenography

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WP3: Iconography, Visual Strategies and Narratives

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Title
Supervisor
Co-supervisor
Researcher
PhD 4
Reading Slides: the Rhetoric of Image, Text and Performance
PhD 5
Emotions on Demand: Structures of Sentiment in Lantern Series and their Performance
PDoc 9

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WP4: Transnational Perspectives

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Title
Supervisor
Co-supervisor
Researcher
PhD 6
Projecting the Other. Colonial Representations and Missionary Propaganda in Belgian Magic Lantern Culture
PDoc 7
The Magic Lantern Experience: Mapping Cultural Exchanges between Slide-producing Countries and Belgium

PDoc 8
The Magic Lantern in “the other Low Country”

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