If ghosts could speak

Levitating tables, conversations with deceased family members, or…

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Showpeople as early adopters

What role did science and technology once play at the fairground? And how were…

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Leave more room for chance, intuition and unexpected twists

Nele Wynants is a professor of art and theatre studies at UAntwerp. Her…

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Travelling zoos as knowledge mediators?

Travelling zoos were a common and very popular form of entertainment in the…

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Tricksters, scammers, imposters and frauds: a tale of all times?

Why do we seem to be simultaneously obsessed and outraged by people who lie,…

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Exotism and politics on the big screen: Colonial magic lantern shows in Belgium

At a time when few Europeans travelled to the African continent, the public…

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An image speaks a thousand words

A Nigerian medical student went viral when he shared an illustration of a black…

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A peek into the day-to-day life of showpeople

Strolling across a nineteenth-century fairground, we would be greeted by a…

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The secret life of objects

Have you ever been seized by the historical weight of an object? Experienced an…

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