Previously Director of the Centre of History and Science at Ghent University, Dr. Sven Dupré is Professor of History of Knowledge at the Institute for Art History at the Freie Universität Berlin and Research Group Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. He has published on a wide range of topics in the history of early modern science, technology and art in Italy, the Spanish Netherlands, the German lands, Britain and France. Dr. Dupré is author of “Inside the Camera Obscura: Kepler’s Experiment and Theory of Optical Imagery” in Early Science and Medicine 13 (2008), and delivered the keynote lecture, “Light, the Camera Obscura and the Arctic North: A Short History” for the opening of the 2015 Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival in Dawson City, Yukon.


The Camera Obscura Project brings together an international group of artists and other researchers interested in cameras obscura, related optical phenomenon and the meeting places of: art and science, cultural and wilderness settings, learning and play. With funding from The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada the Project is based at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.