We are thrilled to announce our cohort of fellows for the 2024-2025 academic year. Dedicated to the study of global cultural history and the role of images in society, the Institute supports interdisciplinary research across a wide array of academic disciplines.

The Warburg Institute owes its mission—and its very existence—to the open movement of people, collections and ideas. Forced into exile when the Nazis came to power, the Institute was relocated to England in 1933 and became an integral part of the University of London in 1944. Over a turbulent century, it has been a crucible of creativity for scholars, curators, artists, and those whose work transcends traditional academic structures

The 17 appointed fellows will benefit from and contribute to the vibrant intellectual community at the Warburg. Each fellow is provided with a workspace and may be invited to present a Work-in-Progress Seminar paper. They are also encouraged to contribute to the Institute’s blog fostering a rich exchange of ideas within the academic community.

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2024/25 Appointed Fellows

Long Term Fellows 

Claudia Antonini, Columbia University 
Frances Yates Long Term Fellow 
History, Politics, and Rhetoric in the speeches of Machiavelli's Istorie Florentine

Marcel Camprubí, Princeton University 
Frances Yates Long Term Fellow
Coming to Terms with Music in Abbasid Baghdad

Sergei Zotov, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick 
Frances Yates Long Term Fellow
Merging Traditions: Alchemical Knowledge in Early Modern Manuscripts

Zoe Copeman 
Kress Fellow (externally funded) 
Cankerous Femme: The European Mastectomy and the Semiotics of Surgery

Nathanial Hess  
British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship (externally funded) 
The poet's new path: Neo-Latin poetry and Catholic reform

Short Term Fellows

Maria Avxentevskaya, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Lecturer
Frances Yates Short Term Fellow
Arts in Milan after the plague of 1630: a context reading, the role of engravings

Arianna Brunori,Villa i Tatti (The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies)
Frances Yates Short Term Fellow
Generation and Imitation. The Competition between Alchemists and Visual Artists in Premodern Italy and France

Georgious Deligiannakis,Open University of Cyprus
Frances Yates Short Term Fellow
Laughter and Jest in Late Antiquity

Sergio Orozco-Echeverri, University of Antioquia (Colombia, South America)
Frances Yates Short Term Fellow
Nature, body, and environment in early modern Iberian-American almanacs (repertorios de los tiempos)

Cora Presezzi,Villa i Tatti (The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies)
Frances Yates Short Term Fellow
On the Threshold of the Afterlife: A Cultural History of the Valley of Jehoshaphat (1300-1600)

Benjamin Wardhaugh, University of Oxford, Faculty of History: associate member
Frances Yates Short Term Fellow
Ancient mathematics in print, 1500–1700

Elif Akyüz, Universtat Hamburg
Aby Warburg Fellow (Externally Funded)
The Representation of Iconoclasm in the Hamburg Bildindex

Idit Ben-Or, Tel Aviv University
Ouseley Fellow
Money, Sovereignty and Corporate Power: British East India Company Coinage in the Early Modern World

Guilio Navarra, Università degli Studi di Foggia
Ouseley Fellow
Alkindi Latinus as the main source of Latin medieval astrology

Joint Fellowships

Fabrizio Baldassarrii, University of Milan 
Warburg/I Tatti Fellowship
In the Ground: Understanding the Environment and the Propagation of Plants in Renaissance Italy and England 

Mariano Villalba
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spirituality and the Arts
Occult Movements and Mexican Mural Art: What Role Did Occult Movements Play in Mexican Mural Art During the Interwar Period?

Karl-Magnus Brose, University of Virginia 
Census Fellowship in the Reception of Antiquity 
Forms of the Antique: Edme Bouchardon and the Sculptural Imaginary, 1723-1762