Book Series Media Performance Histories , vol. 8

Learning with Light and Shadows

Educational Lantern and Film Projection, 1860-1990

Nelleke Teughels, Kaat Wils (eds)

  • Pages: 250 p.
  • Size:156 x 234 mm
  • Illustrations:44 b/w, 18 col., 5 tables b/w.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2022

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-59904-5
  • Hardback
  • Forthcoming (Oct/22)
Open Access

This volume aims to challenge the prevalent top-down approach to the history of the introduction and the use of new visual technology in modern education.



Introducing light projection in education

1. The emergence of the projected image as a teaching tool in higher education (1860-1914) – Frank Kessler & Sabine Lenk
2. Taking the university to the people. The role of lantern lectures in extramural adult education in early twentieth-century Brussels and Antwerp – Margo Buelens-Terryn
3. The photographic turn in visual teaching aids: films and slides for schools in the Netherlands, 1911-1926 – Jamilla Notebaard & Nico de Klerk

Agents of change

4. ‘Deep and lasting traces’. How and why Belgian teachers integrated the optical lantern in their teaching (1895-1940) – Wouter Egelmeers
5. Progressive Education and Early Uses of Film in Swiss Schools – Audrey Hostettler

Objects and spaces of change

6. Teachers’ agency and the introduction of new materialities of schooling: the projection lantern and classroom transformations in Antwerp municipal schools, c. 1900-1940 – Nelleke Teughels
7. Casting long shadows on the teaching of experimental physics. The projection techniques of Robert Wichard Pohl (1884-1976) – Michael Markert
8. DIY versus DITMAR 1006: the economics, institutional politics and media ecology of classroom projectors made in 1950s Austria – Joachim Schätz

The political made visual

9. Lantern slides in geography lessons: imperial visual education for children in the British colonial-era – Sabrina Meneghini
10. Complex associations: on the emotional impact of educational film in the German Democratic Republic (1950-1990) – Kerrin Klinger von Engelhardt