HE establishment of Aby Warburg’s private library as a research institute under Fritz Saxl, in 1921, arose directly from the impulse to generate scholarship and publications. When the books and images of the Bibliothek Warburg were transferred from Hamburg to London in 1933–34, Saxl and his staff, now encouraged by scholars and well-wishers in England, took immediate steps to reaffirm that integral purpose of the huge collection. In 1936 they launched a new book series, Studies of the Warburg Institute, a successor for the similarly-named Studien der Bibliothek Warburg. The next year saw the foundation of the Journal of the Warburg Institute, intended as more extensive in scope and varied in content than its forerunner, the Vorträge der Bibliothek Warburg; two years later they embraced the entry of the Courtauld Institute into the new project—a fruitful collaboration which continues to flourish in the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. Meanwhile, a catalogue of astrological and mythological manu­scripts, a half-completed Hamburg research project, was continued in England, now in English (see the Title search or the Project Publications listing below, Verzeichnis… and Catalogue…).

Today, the Warburg’s publication activities and international scholarly networks are more extensive than ever before, having grown steadily since those optimistic beginnings. The links provided here lead to further information on the many publication projects and series, and one-off publications, initiated or facilitated by the Institute.

Now available

Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, vol. LXXXIII

Due for publication this Summer

Pseudo-Galenica: The Formation of the Galenic Corpus from Antiquity to the Renaissance, ed. Klaus-Dietrich Fischer, Caroline Petit and Simon Swain (Warburg Institute Colloquia, vol. 34)

       Making Mathematical Culture  2018. Band III, 2: Bilder aus dem Gebiet der Pueblo-Indianer in Nord-Amerika          Ernst Kitzinger and the Making of Medieval Art History  Criticism and Confession. The Bible in the Seventeenth-Century Republic of Letters  

Books published by or in association with the Warburg Institute in the last few years (click or hover on cover images for further information)

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Warburg Institute book series, Journal and research project publications
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Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes

The JWCI is intended as an interdisciplinary forum for scholars specialising in art history, the history of ideas, and cultural history. …


Warburg Institute Colloquia 

The books in this series represent the published proceedings of Warburg Institute conferences. Each volume consists of …

Making Mathematical Culture    2017. Criticism and Confession  The Bible in the Seventeenth Century Republic of Letters

Oxford-Warburg Studies

The Oxford-Warburg Studies comprise works of original research on the intellectual and cultural history of Europe, with ...​


Arabica Veritas

This series is published jointly by the University of Córdoba Near Eastern Research Unit and the Centre for Arabic Studies …

2018. Band V. Briefe​  2015. Band IV, Fragmente zur Ausdruckskunde  2001. Band VII. Tagebuch der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Bibliothek

Aby Warburg Gesammelte Schriften

This series, devoted to Aby Warburg’s written output preserved in the Institute Archive, is published by De Gruyter for … 

1991. Philosophical Fictions and the French Renaissance  1992. A Renaissance Cardinal and his Worldly Goods: The Will and Inventory of Francesco Gonzaga (1444-83)  1993. Glosses and Commentaries on Aristotelian Logical Texts: The Syriac, Arabic and Medieval Latin Traditions

Warburg Institute Surveys and Texts

This series includes the Codices Boethiani volumes and the influential study by David S. Chambers, A Renaissance Cardinal and …

Erasmian Wit and Proverbial Wisdom: An Illustrated Moral Compendium for François I    2012. Medieval Arabic Thought: Essays in Honour of Fritz Zimmermann

Studies of the Warburg Institute

A forerunner to Warburg Institute Studies and Texts, this series was initiated in 1936, soon after the arrival in London of the …


Miscellaneous publications

In addition to books bearing its various series titles, from time to time the Warburg Institute issues miscellaneous publications, either under its own imprint or through collaboration with external publishers. …



1922-23. Vorträge der Bibliothek Warburg  1927. Pseudo-Antike Literatur des Mittelalters  1936. Dekane und Dekansternbilder : ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Sternbilder der Kulturvölker

Digitised Warburg publications

A small number of Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg and older Warburg Institute titles is available in digital form. We intend to digitise more books in future (probably through an external partnership).