Bilderfahrzeuge Workshop “Image/ Vessel”

Bilderfahrzeuge Workshop “Image/ Vessel”
17 Jun 2019, 10:00 to 18 Jun 2019, 14:00
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

A workshop organised by the international research project 'Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg's Legacy and the Future of Iconology'.

By addressing images and vessels with regard to their qualities as carriers and containers, this workshop sets out to think past conventional oppositions of visuality and materiality. Through a series of conversations based on readings and case studies, it seeks to open up new transdisciplinary and transcultural perspectives for interrogating the very notions of ‘image’, ‘thing’ and ‘object’ in space, time, cultures and media. 

The full programme is available to view and download as a PDF here.

REGISTRATION: to register for the workshop, please email Stuart Moss at by 31 May 2019. Please note that places are limited. Registered participants will receive the texts for the “Reading” section of the workshop by 5 June 2019. 

NB: Please note that participants of the workshop are automatically registered for the Keynote Lecture "Icons of Sound: The Living Image, its Music, and its Sacred Space in the Middle Ages", by Bissera V. Pentcheva (Stanford). The lecture is also open to members of the public and may be booked separately HERE.

Image: A Wandering Youth, Follower of Reza-i ‘Abbasi, Isfahan, ca.1620.

The research project ‘Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology’ is dedicated to the study of the migration of images and ideas, objects and texts. They are explored from a political perspective and in a broad historical and geographical context. The project, which was initiated in 2014, is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education. For more information please visit our website at:


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