School Memories: New Trends in the History of Education by Cristina Yanes-Cabrera, Juri Meda, Antonio Viñao

By Cristina Yanes-Cabrera, Juri Meda, Antonio Viñao

This booklet finds how university stories supply not just a device for getting access to the varsity of the earlier, but additionally a key to figuring out what buyers be aware of (or imagine they understand) in regards to the college of the earlier. It describes, in reality, how historians’ paintings doesn't in basic terms and easily consist in exploring university because it relatively used to be, but in addition within the advanced technique of defining the reminiscence of college as one built and revisited through the years at either the person and collective point. extra, it investigates the level to which what humans “know” displays the truth or is in truth a manufactured from stereotypes which are deeply rooted in universal perceptions and therefore highly tough to do away with.
The ebook comprises fifteen peer-reviewed contributions that have been offered and mentioned throughout the overseas Symposium “School thoughts. New traits in old examine into schooling: Heuristic views and Methodological concerns” (Seville, 22-23 September, 2015).

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The provisional typology outlined shows the diverse nature of the purposes, contents and modes of presentation of the picture postcards with their themes of an educational or school character. Later research remains open: their characteristics, possibilities and limits as a historical resource, their function as a means of transmitting social and cultural values in a given society and at a given moment; detailed and comparative analyses of some of their modalities and, in particular, those that were specially commissioned by certain educational institutions—a question only touched on here in relation to the production of booklets and wallets of postcards.

A further reality, likewise constructed, but in this case by an editor or printer according to what that professional seeks or according to what has been commissioned regarding its production. 3 Picture Postcards as a Tool for Constructing and Reconstructing … 33 – Finally, there are the various realities that arise from its uses over time, which in the case of postcards can include the act and the intentions regarding its purchasing and sending—reflected or not in a written text—and those in the act, interpretations and uses of their recipients or those who purchase them to contemplate them or collect them.

Chapter 3 Picture Postcards as a Tool for Constructing and Reconstructing Educational Memory (Spain, 19th–20th Centuries) Antonio Viñao and María José Martínez Ruiz-Funes This paper is part of a broader piece of research into picture postcards and the school and educational world in Spain at the end of the 19th and for a good part of the 20th century. Here we focus especially on their role as a tool for constructing educational memory and as a possible resource for reconstructing and analyzing the same.

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