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B-magic Final Conference (5-7 May 2022)

The Magic Lantern in Leisure, Entertainment and Popular Culture
Location: Photography Museum (FOMU) in Antwerp, Belgium
Pre-conference Event at CINEMATEK Brussels on 4 May 2022

This conference aims to bring together new research and scholarship on the many uses of the magic/optical lantern. The conference will also present and discuss the outcomes of the B-magic project and share them with all those interested in the magic lantern and lantern slides.

We invite contributions in different formats and from different disciplinary perspectives on the use of the lantern in popular entertainment and leisure culture. The deadline for propositions is 1 October 2021. Please send your abstract (max 300 words), five keywords and a brief academic biography by e-mail to

Visit the B-Magic website to read and download the full CFP.