Being Human Festival

14-11-2014 by Administrator

The HEIR resource at the Institute of Archaeology will for the first time open its treasure-trove of Victorian Lantern Slides to the public at the 'Being Human - Festival of the Humanities' ( During the Festival week of 15th to 23rd of November Dr Sally Crawford and Dr Katharina Ulmschneider will run a series of events collectively entitled 'The Shock of the Old'. These include:

1. a revolving lantern-slide show at the Ashmolean Museum entitled: 'Victorians and Edwardians in search of the past'. Ashmolean Museum Atrium, 15th-22nd November 2014, Free, during museum hours, no booking required. Detailed information on the exhibition can be found at

2. a lantern-slide performance with musical accompaniment entitled: 'From London to Constantinople - a Victorian Lantern Slide Performance'. Saturday, 22 November 2014 from 6pm to 7:30pm. St Margaret's Institute 
Polstead Road. Free, booking required at

3. a 'Tag-a-thon' entitled: 'The shock of the Old - Tagathon'. Thursday 20 November, 11am to 3pm, Institute of Archaeology, Beaumont Street. Booking requird - contact Dr Sally Crawford ( or Dr Katharina Ulmschneider (

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