Reviews:

Who's Who of Victorian Cinema

'... superb ... a treasure trove of information for the more serious film buff ... a triumph'. Film Review

'... it will undoubtedly become the standard reference work and a valuable guide for future researchers'. Viewfinder

'... this impressive and valuable book'. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

'... can be used as a reference book or read for pleasure'. Times Higher Education Supplement

Winner of Reference Reviews Best Specialist Reference Work, 1997

Industry, Liberty, and a Vision

...Till now, Donisthorpe and Crofts have just been names on patents. Now, thanks to Herbert... they have become real people - eccentric, opinionated, testy, inquisitive, creative, fascinating in their Victorian lives and times and tastes. David Robinson (editor, World Cinema )

...inspiring. A whole world is opened up from what was previously a few lines in the reference books. This is one of the most exceptional works in cinema history in recent years. Viewfinder (BUFVC)

Eadweard Muybridge: The Kingston Museum Bequest

The best of [the] recent works on Muybridge is one that presents itself most modestly, as a catalogue. Stephen Herbert's Eadweard Muybridge: The Kingston Museum Bequest presents hugely significant 'new' material ... hidden away in storage, untouched for half a century. None of this ... was available to either Gordon Hendricks or Robert Bartlett Haas when they wrote their substantial Muybridge biographies ... both authors treated the history of the Zoopraxiscope very poorly, a failing now corrected by Herbert's work in an informed and thorough technical essay. Herbert's ... text skillfully fills in gaps in the existing biographies so that the book becomes an essential accompaniment to those earlier works. Deac Rossell, Early Popular Visual Culture

Books (author):
Theodore Brown's Magic Pictures: The Art and Inventions of a Multi-Media Pioneer (The Projection Box 1997)
Industry, Liberty and a Vision: Wordsworth Donisthorpe's Kinesigraph (The Projection Box, 1998)
The Dickens Daguerreotype Portraits (The Projection Box, 2011).

Selected articles: various articles for the New Magic Lantern Journal, 1986-date.
"Recreating the first filmshows", Cinema, the Beginnings and the Future (University of Westminster, 1996)
"The Kingston Muybridge Bequest" (with Paul Hill) Film History, 1997
"Projecting Nitrate", This Film Is Dangerous (FIAF, 2002)
"Colour and the Lantern", Living Pictures, 2004
"A Slice of Lantern Life", Realms of Light (Magic Lantern Society, 2005)
"From Zoetrope to Rotoscope", Movement Capture [working title] forthcoming 2014.

Contributor:
Dead Media website (1990s)
Encyclopedia of Early Cinema (Routledge NY, 2005)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Birt Acres entry) (OUP, 2006)
Encyclopedia of 19th Century Photography (Routledge NY, 2008)

Editor:
Who's Who of Victorian Cinema, (with Luke McKernan) (BFI, 1996)
[Literati Club Award]
A History of Pre-Cinema (facsimile selection) 3 vols. (Routledge, 2000)
A History of Early Film (facsimile selection) 3 vols. (Routledge, 2000)
A History of Early Television (facsimile collection) 3 vols. (Routledge, 2004)
Eadweard Muybridge: The Kingston Museum Bequest (The Projection Box / Kingston Museum, 2004)
Film History Journal, Special Issue - Film Museums (2006)
Early Popular Visual Culture Journal, Special Issue - Muybridge (2013)

Contributing editor:
Magic Images (MLS, 1990)
Servants of Light (MLS, 1997)
Encyclopaedia of the Magic Lantern (MLS, 2001)
[Kraszna-Krausz Awards Finalist]

Book Reviews Contributor, Early Popular Visual Culture (Routledge):
Deep Time of the Media: Toward an Archaeology of hearing and seeing by technical means, Siegfried Zielinski. Volume 6, Issue 1, 2008
Household Gods: The British and their possessions, Deborah Cohen. Volume 6, Issue 1, April 2008
Montreurs et vues d'optique, Pierre Levie. Volume 6, Issue 1, April 2008
Cupboards of Curiosity: Women, recollection and film history, Amelie Hastie. Volume 6, Issue 1, April 2008
Electric Salome: Loie Fuller's performance of modernism, Rhonda K. Garelick Volume 6, Issue 1, April 2008.
The Man Who Stopped Time, Brian Clegg. Volume 7, Issue 1, 2009
Picturing the Chinese, Grace Lau, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2009

Archive department contributor (Early Popular Visual Culture)
Professor Goaheadison's Latest. Volume 9, Issue 1, 2011

Researcher/writer:
Museum text panels / education leaflets, poster, brochures for:
* Museum of the Moving Image
* Hove Museum & Art Gallery
* Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture
* Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

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