Warwick - Warburg Doctoral Training Programme

Warwick - Warburg Doctoral Training Programme
24 May 2019, 09:30 to 24 May 2019, 17:00
Research Training
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB


Spaces are limited and available on a first-come basis; participants should in the first instance book their place by using the link on teh right hand side of this page. Registration will remain open until midnight on Sunday 12 May 2019, GMT, or when maximum numbers obtained. Registration fees include tuition, the cost of all materials, the initial lunch, and the concluding wine reception, but exclude travel, accommodation, and other meals.

Standard Fee: £125.00
Subsidised Fee (for University of Warwick /Warburg Institute registered PhD students): £60.00

Co-directors: Dr Raphaële Mouren (Warburg Institute) and Professor David Lines (University of Warwick)

Since 2005 the programme 'Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture' has been providing specialist research training to doctoral students worldwide working on Renaissance and Early Modern subjects. The programme draws on the combined research specialisms and skills of the staff of the Warburg Institute and the University of Warwick—two of the major centres in Britain for the study of the Renaissance and the Early Modern period. Participants will benefit from a tailored programme (fundamentally reworked for 2019) bringing together insights from research fields such as literature, art history, book history, and intellectual history with skills development in areas such as electronic resources, archival sources, manuscripts, early books, and images. This is a rare opportunity for doctoral students to sharpen the skills needed for successful doctoral work and to meet others in the field from across the world. The programme is designed with a strong emphasis on practical issues and peer interaction.

The interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of the Renaissance (CSR) at the University of Warwick is a large and broadly-based research and teaching community with a high international reputation. The Centre emphasizes interdisciplinary and world-leading research. Its members are drawn from the departments of Classics; English & Comparative Literature; History; History of Art; and the Schools of Modern Languages & Cultures; Theatre, Performance & Cultural Policy Studies; and Cross-Faculty Studies.

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 has an outstanding library and photographic collection.


The programme will include methodological lectures (stemming from their research in areas such as art history, literature, intellectual history, and book history) by senior staff at the two institutions, a series of skills sessions (on topics such as archival research, digital humanities, getting funded, getting published, and careers after the PhD), and visits to key monuments and collections (including Coventry Cathedral, the Warburg Library, and the National Gallery in London). The provisional programme is available here. In 2019, the first three days will be based at the University of Warwick, and the last day at the Warburg Institute in London.

Friday, 24 May (Warburg Institute, London)

9:30-11:30 Skills Session XI: Learning to 'read' visual sources: visit to the National Gallery (J. Anderson)
12:00-13:00 lunch
13:00-14:15 Presentation and tour of the Warburg Institute Library
14:15-14:30 tea break
14:30-15:45 Presentation and tour of the Warburg Photographic Collection
15:45-17:00 Keynote IV Renaissance Studies in an interdisciplinary and international context): History of Science (John Tresch)
17:00 Concluding wine reception 

Please note the timings above are provisional and may change. 


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