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.

Postdoctoral Positions Available
Advanced ERC Project PhilAnd

The Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), is offering 3 Post-doctoral positions as part of the Advanced ERC project “The origin and early development of philosophy in tenth-century al-Andalus: the impact of ill-defined materials and channels of transmission” (PhilAnd), directed by Prof. Godefroid de Callataÿ in partnership with the Warburg Institute. The objective of PhilAnd is to conduct a large-scale exploration of how, and under which form, philosophy appeared for the first time in al-Andalus.

Applications must be submitted before 10 November 2017 to Professor Godefroid de Catellaÿ, Université Catholique de Louvain, at godefroid.decallatay@uclouvain.beClick here for details of the formal application process.

The Body Politics of Mary Magdalen

The Warburg Institute is holding a two-day conference on Mary Magdalen, with speakers focusing on the representation of her body and its discourses in the arts across time and space. This free event is organised by Joanne Anderson and supported by the Coffin Trust, School of Advanced Study.