10 de junio de 2022

CfP: BJHS Themes special edition: The magic lantern at the turn of the century

Contributions are invited to a special edition of the British Journal for the History of Science , BJHS Themes about the magic lantern at the turn of the century.

This projected special issue edited by Prof. Frank Kessler (University of Utrecht, the Netherlands) and Dr Emily Hayes (Oxford Brookes University) will be dedicated to historical and philosophical interpretations of the medium of the magic lantern and its uses in knowledge making in popular and scientific discursive and disciplinary communities in the long nineteenth century and early twentieth century.

Papers might attend to the technology's agency in:
  • instrumentalizing and nurturing communities and disciplines
  • forging images and imaginaries and engendering languages
  • broadcasting and mobilising forms of knowledge
  • transforming and corrupting knowledge and knowledge makers and learners
  • rescaling, repositioning, occluding and dissolving perceptions and conceptions
  • structuring scientific experiments, narratives and scientific claims
  • legitimizing theories and practices
  • fashioning media and materials
  • transfiguring concepts and experiences of space and time
Please send your proposals before Monday 20th June 2022 to Dr. Emily Hayes, Oxford Brookes University.

Proposals should include:
  • Author name and affiliation
  • Short biographical details
  • Paper title and keywords
  • Paper abstract
  • Status of paper (written, drafted, at conceptual stage etc)