Dulce da Rocha Gonçalves | Science for the People | NWO Project: Projecting Knowledge – The Magic Lantern as a Tool for Mediated Science Communication in the Netherlands, 1880-1940 | Utrecht University – Department of Media and Culture Studies – Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) | Prof. dr Frank Kessler | 01.12.2018 – 01.12.2022 | d.m.darochagoncalves[at]uu.nl | https://projectingknowledge.sites.uu.nl/
The project Science for the People will research the phenomenon of the public illustrated lecture in the Netherlands, focusing mainly on the period between 1880 and 1940. The main research questions are: How was public knowledge transmission and science communication mediated through the optical lantern in illustrated lectures organized in the Netherlands between 1880 and 1940? What subjects were treated? Which audiences were addressed? What different types of speakers are to be distinguished? The research will mostly make use of primary sources such as (digitized) newspapers and periodicals, lantern slides, lecture notes, reports and correspondence.