The Warburg Institute is the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. It is cross-disciplinary and global. It is concerned with the histories of art and science, and their relationship with superstition, magic, and popular beliefs. Its researches are historical, philological and anthropological. It is dedicated to the study of the survival and transmission of cultural forms – whether in literature, art, music or science – across borders and from the earliest times to the present.

The closing date for candidates wishing to be considered Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships for 2017-18 is Friday 6 January 2017. Please click here for details.Those researchers interested in applying for a fellowship to be held at the Warburg Institute should contact the member of staff most closely associated with their field of interest or Michelle O’Malley, Deputy Director. All direct expressions of interest should be received by 9 December 2016

David Freedberg, Director of the Warburg Institute, lecture series: 'Art, History and Neuroscience: The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproducibility'

Individual presentations from the AbyWarburg 150 Conference are available from our YouTube channel

 In setting out the historical, psychological, anthropological and political dimensions of art and culture, the work of Aby Warburg underlines the continuing relevance of the humanities today


David Freedberg, Director