Research Units

Research Centre for Visual Poetics
University of Antwerp
Faculty of Arts, Literature Department, Theatre and Film studies

  • VANHOUTTE Kurt - Principal investigator
  • JONCKHEERE Evelien - Postdoc WP2: Magic Lantern in Popular Entertainment | General B-magic project administrator
  • LENK Sabine - Postdoc WP1: The Magic Lantern, the Catholic Church and the Good Citizen
  • ALTING VAN GEUSAU Sylvia - PhD WP2: Magic Lantern and Science Popularization in the Theatre
  • LUYCKX Iris - Communication and Graphic Design


Centre for Urban History
University of Antwerp
Faculty of Arts, Department of History

  • VAN DAMME Ilja - Principal investigator
  • JONGEPIER Iason - Postdoc WP2: Urban Cultural Industry: GIS infrastructure for Brussels and Charleroi | Web editor
  • BUELENS-TERRYN Margo - PhD WP2: B-Magic in Space: Mapping of Lantern Infrastructure and its Socio-technological Context


Cultural History since 1750
KU Leuven
Faculty of Arts, History Department

  • WILS Kaat - Principal investigator
  • TEUGHELS Nelleke - Postdoc WP1: Between Instruction and Delight: the Magic Lantern in the Late 19th-century and Early 20th-century Belgian Visual Media Landscape
  • EGELMEERS Wouter - PhD WP1: Magic Lantern Educational Series and the Modernization of School Teaching in Belgium


MuCiA - CiASp (Cinéma et Arts du spectacle)
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Faculté de Lettres, Traduction et Communication (LTC) - Arts du spectacle

  • NASTA Dominique - Principal investigator
  • LENK Sabine - Postdoc WP1: The Religious and the Spiritual: the Magic Lantern in the Hands of the Freemasons
  • MOENS Bart - PhD WP3: Emotions on Demand: Structures of Sentiment in Lantern Series and their Performance


THEA | Theatricality and the Real
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Faculté de Lettres, Traduction et Communication (LTC) - Arts du spectacle

  • VANHAESEBROUCK Karel - Principal investigator
  • WYNANTS Nele - Postdoc WP4: The Magic Lantern Experience: Mapping Cultural Exchanges between Slide-producing Countries and Belgium
  • VAN HASSEL Marte - PhD WP4: Projecting the Other. Colonial Representations and Missionary Propaganda in Belgian Magic Lantern Culture


Observatoire de recherche sur les médias et le journalisme (ORM)
Université Catholique de Louvain
COMU - Ecole de Communication

  • MARION Philippe - Principal investigator
  • MAJSOVA Natalija - Postdoc WP3: Self-made Slides: Iconic Appropriation and Discursive Reframing
  • WERRY Adeline - PhD WP3: Reading Slides: the Rhetoric of Image, Text and Performance


School of Arts - HoGent
Department of Film, Photography and Drama


Media History
Utrecht University
Department of Media and Culture Studies, Media and Performance Studies