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Bruno Latour: “From Realpolitik to Dingpolitik or How to Make Things Public.” In Making Things Public. Atmospheres of Democracy, edited by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005) pp. 14-43. (session led by Anita Hosseini and Steffen Haug).

Organised by the international research project “Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology”.By developing the term “Iconology”, Aby Warburg sought to distinguish his own methodology from the pervading art historical practices of his time, generating a nucleation point for new approaches in art history at the beginning of the 20th century. This reading group will study texts and authors that have similarly expanded the field of art history and visual studies over the last 20 years.

Registration by email to is essential. Texts will be circulated to registered participants two weeks in advance of each meeting.