WP1: Magic Lantern in the Belgian History of Education and Spiritual Instruction

WP1 explores the educational and instructional use of the magic lantern. It looks at its role within the context of pedagogical change in Belgian schools, at the range of purposes it fulfilled in the activities deployed by the Catholic Church, from school teaching to religious propaganda, and, at the other end of the spectrum, at the lantern practices of the Freemasons. The fourth project (creating a link with WP2) situates the lantern within the array of visual teaching aids and the visual media landscape in Belgium. All of the projects in WP1 are interrelated, which will guarantee its coherence.