HOLLMAN Veronica Carolina
congresos y reuniones científicas
On teachers´ training: lantern slides and visual instruction in early twentieth century in Argentina
Congreso; International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015; 2015
Royal Geography Society
The first institution founded in Argentina to promote the training of teachers for the public education system -Escuela Normal de Paraná- had an important archive of lantern slides. Either produced locally by professors of this institution or bought in Europe, this set of lantern slides was part and parcel of teachers´ educational programs in early twentieth century. The paper explores an archive of 4700 lantern slides focusing on its topics, visual content and structure. The purpose of this paper is twofold. I would like to analyze the place of image in the training of teachers in Argentina during the first half of twentieth century. From this discussion, I would examine the geographical imagination promoted throughout these images in teachers´ general education.