Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes

The Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes publishes new research, of a documentary and analytical character, in the field of cultural and intellectual history. The subject matter includes art and architecture, religion, philosophy, science and literature as well as intellectual, political and social life, often with an emphasis on their relation to the civilisation of antiquity.

The Journal was founded in 1937, as one of the first publishing projects of the Warburg Institute following its arrival in London; it was intended as an interdisciplinary forum, more extensive in scope and varied in content than the Vorträge previously published by the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg in Hamburg. For further information see the History of the Journal (2002) written by Elizabeth McGrath, one of its longest-serving Editors.

Still produced at the Warburg and edited by members of staff from that Institute as well as from the Courtauld Institute of Art, the Journal remains reliant on the extensive libraries and photographic collections which these institutions possess; it also depends on the collaboration of scholars from the two institutions, who, along with outside experts, participate in the review process. Click here for a list of current members of the Journal's Editorial and Advisory Boards.

Authors and other correspondents are asked to refer to our Information for Contributors.

Published on 23 December 2015: Volume LXXVIII (2015).

The next issue will be Volume LXXIX (2016), due for publication in December 2016. The list of contents will be given on this website in the autumn.

To purchase copies of the Journal and for information on subscribing: click here for availability and further links.

A complete listing of all published volumes since 1937 and their tables of contents is provided here. Articles and Notes may be consulted either in print or in digital form (see below).

Online access via IngentaConnect and JSTOR:

Volumes LXX–LXXVIII (2007–15) of the Journal are available online via IngentaConnect. Additionally, all volumes are available via JSTOR from three years after their publication in print. JSTOR is an independent not-for-profit organisation, accessible through many academic libraries. Independent researchers can pay to download individual articles from both the JSTOR and the IngentaConnect websites.

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JWCI news

(Published Dec. 2015):
JWCI vol. LXXVIII (2015)
Link: purchase options for
online and/or print editions

(Apr. 2015)
A warm welcome to
David Freedberg, the
new WI Director, who has
joined the Advisory Board

(Feb. 2015)
A warm welcome to
Alixe Bovey (CI) on
joining the Advisory Board

(27 Jan. 2015)
JWCI vol. LXXVII (2014): 
publication in print
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(31 Dec. 2014)
JWCI vol. LXXVII (2014): 
now available online
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(15 May 2014)
A warm welcome to
Guido Rebecchini (CI) on
joining the Editorial Board

(10 Dec. 2013)
JWCI vol. LXXVI (2013):

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(18 Dec. 2012)
JWCI vol. LXXV (2012):
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(16 Nov. 2012)
I Tatti Prize for Best Essay
awarded to
Chiara Franceschini
The Nudes in Limbo:
Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo
’, JWCI vol.
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