Call for Papers
Singular Acts: The Role of the Individual in the Transformation of Collective Culture
The Warburg Institute will host its second Postgraduate Symposium on 16 November 2017. This year’s Symposium focuses on particular personalities who acted for or against historical and cultural change. The Early Modern period saw seismic shifts across all aspects of society, ranging from technological developments to new artistic techniques; to innovations in philosophical thought and religious doctrine and scientific discoveries; to social and political movements. Read more about the conference and how to submit a proposal for a paper (deadline: 31 May 2017).
The Warburg Institute celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Aby Warburg with a conference dedicated to his work and heritage.
Recordings of the proceedings can be found here our youtube channel
Siobhan Davies Dance, in association with the Warburg Institute, presents an ambitious new installation currently on national tour exploring what and how the body knows and communicates - in relationship to the work of Aby Warburg. To find out more click here.
The Enriqueta Harris Frankfort Bequest - the notes, papers, letters and photographs of Enriqueta Harris Frankfort, Curator of the Photographic Collection
Anna McSweeney (Warburg Institute/ Bilderfahrzeuge) talks on the Alhambra Cupola's poetry, which forms an integral part of this fourteenth-century wooden ceiling that once was part of the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain, and is now in the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin. Click here to listen to the podcast.
A review of "Domestic devotions. The place of piety in the Italian renaissance home 1400-1600" appeared in la Difesa del Popolo and in can be found here (in Italian).
Professor Ann Blair, Henri Charles Lea Professor of History, Harvard University
You can watch the recording of the lecture here
BBC3 Sunday 26 Jun 2016 18:45
Sherlock, Sigmund and Signor Morelli - BBC3 Sunday Feature
Acclaimed author and game writer, Naomi Alderman , brings to life the long-overlooked tale of how art historian Giovanni Morelli (1816-1891) formulated a new theory of attribution in the visual arts - through his close analysis of detail. In discussion amongst others with Warburg Institute Director David Freedberg
Alumnus Rick Scorza, Art Historian and Renaissance Scholar, has been elected member and Accademico Onorevole of the Florentine Accademia del Disegno -"the World's Oldest Academy" . Rick studied Classics and Art History at Cambridge for his first degree, followed by an MPhil, and a PhD at the Warburg Institute, University of London (1987).
The Warburg's Alessandro Scafi has been discussing 'Maps of Paradis' in Norway's Vårt Land newspaper