Spectacle and Multimedia in Late-Eighteenth-Century Europe: a Programme of Written and Multi-media histories

  • McCalman, Iain (PI)

    Project: Research

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    Description

    I aim to demonstrate that Philippe de Loutherbourg, an eighteenth-century European artist and set-designer, pioneered revolutionary developments in the technology and culture of multi-media through the agency of 'spectacles.' These multi-sensory displays for entertainment and knowledge foreshadow the advent of modern cinema and multimedia, and suggest new ways of praticing history through multimedia re-creations.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/07/0330/06/08

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$1,481,764.00

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