Wetenschap Centraal: 14 Dec 2022 

Nele Wynants is invited to Wetenschap Centraal, the UAntwerp science cafe (in collaboration with Bibliotheek Permeke).


'Journée d’étude Méliès et l’art magique': 9 Dec 2022

Nele Wynants is invited to speak at the international seminar 'Journée d’étude Méliès et l’art magique' at the Cinémathèque française in Paris on 9 December.


‘Les spectacles de curiosités en Europe de la Révolution française à la fin du XIXe siècle’: 29-30 Sept 2022

Nele Wynants will participate in the international colloquium ‘Les spectacles de curiosités en Europe de la Révolution française à la fin du XIXe siècle’, Clermont-Ferrand, 29-30 September 2022.

International Society for Intellectual History Conference 2022: University of Venice, 12-15 Sept 2022

Anse De Weerdt will present her paper 'Charles Lemaire and HisTravelling Colonial Pictures' at the ISIH Conference in Venice on 15 September 2022. The conference on the topic of Histories of Knowledge: Political, Historical and Cultural Epistemologies in Intellectual History is guest hosted by the ERC. Anse will join the panel on Travel, Expeditions and Knowledge to expand on Lemaire's lecture during the second world conference of the Esperanto community in Geneva (1906).


IFTR World Congress 2022: 20-24 June 2022

Sarah Adams, Eva Andersen and Nele Wynants will present a panel at the IFTR World Congress 2022, 20-24 June in Reykjavik, Iceland. The panel is entitled “Circulating Knowledge across North-Western Europe through Performance and Entertainment” and will showcase three related research projects on itinerant popular theatre and fairground entertainment in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and their role in processes of knowledge circulation and transmission from European centre cities to peripheral provinces.


9th Gewina Conference: 17-18 June 2022

The SciFair team will present posters of the individual projects at the 9th Gewina Conference Contested Expertise: Trust in Science and Technology, 17-18 June 2022 in Zeist.


S:PAM-lectures at the University of Ghent: 18 May 2022

Nele Wynants and Evelien Jonckheere were invited to participate in the S:PAM-lectures at the University of Ghent (Vandenhove Paviljoen) on 18 May 2022. In her talk entitled ‘Circus and Fairground History as Intangible Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities’ Nele will address a few challenges and opportunities of the SciFair project. Evelien will introduce her new FWO-project ‘Physiognomic culture in popular performance: on the use of stereo-‘types’ in fin-de-siècle Brussels’.


The B-magic Final Conference: 4-7 May 2022

The B-magic Final Conference ‘The Magic Lantern in Leisure, Entertainment and Popular Culture' took place on 5-7 May 2022 at the Photography museum (FOMU). The preconference Event was held on on 4 May 2022 at the Royal Film Archive of Belgium - CINEMATEK, 9 Rue Baron Horta, 1000 Brussels. Eva Andersen, Tim Overkempe, Gitte Samoy, Hannah Welslau and Anse De Weerdt presented posters of their individual projects.


History of Knowledge seminar of the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge: 20 April 2022

Eva Andersen and Nele Wynants were invited to present the Science at the Fair-project at the History of Knowledge seminar of the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) at Lund University.


New team members: Feb - May 2022

Since February 2022, Gitte Samoy and Hannah Welslau joined the team as PhD students, Tim Overkempe started in May.


Research Day: 22 March 2022

Nele Wynants introduced the SciFair project at the yearly Research Day of UAntwerp’s Faculty of Arts on 22 March 2022.