Projecting the Living Image: Eadweard Muybridge's Zoopraxiscope animations, "Cinema: Motion - Illusion - Spectacle" conference arranged by Roehampton University. National Film Theatre, London, November 2004.

Muybridge: A century of reflection, National Portrait Gallery, London, 14 April 2005.

"Ourselves as Others See Us" - Animated Portrait Photography, National Portrait Gallery, London, 28 July 2005
From the late 1890s until 1914 it was fashionable to have one's portrait taken as a moving image; smoking a cigarette, eating an apple, or blowing kisses to the camera. The film was transferred to a "flip book" or "Mutoscope reel", usually for home viewing. The more famous subjects (Princes Edward and Albert, and Princess Victoria for instance), found themselves being sold as moving-image novelties. Stephen Herbert tells the history of these fascinating "animated portraits".

"From Anorthoscope to Zoopraxiscope: An A-Z of Victorian Animated Cartoons", University of Westminster, London, February 2010.

Inaugural Lecture: "Eadweard Muybridge: The Father of the Motion Picture?" Is Muybridge really 'the father of the motion picture' as many theorists suggest? Leading Muybridge scholar and film historian Stephen Herbert examines the validity of this perspective in his talk, which investigates Muybridge's work in the context of the history of the moving and projected image. 18 September 2010.

"The Victorian Animation Industry" Barbican Art Gallery, 18 August 2011.

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