Research Projects

The Warburg Institute houses a number of Research Projects at any one time. Here you can find information on the current projects we support.

‘Bilderfahrzeuge’, literally meaning image-bearer or image-vehicle, is a term, coined by Aby Warburg (1866-1929). It refers to a concept that was of the utmost importance for Warburg, since his work sought to trace lines of continuity linking Antiquity with the Renaissance – lines that he felt materialised out of ‘Bildwanderung’, the migration of images.

Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE)

The Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE) is dedicated to the study of the history of European-Arab relations from the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century.

Encounters with the Orient in Early Modern European Scholarship (EOS)

This project examines the exchange of knowledge and of ideas between Europe and the Orient from 1580 and 1800, including the conceptual transformations which this encounter initiated in Biblical studies, the study of religions, in the teaching and learning of Arabic and other Oriental languages, in literature and poetry, and in historical and anthropological thinking.



The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo

THE ‘MUSEO CARTACEO’, or ‘Paper Museum’, is a collection of more than 7,000 watercolours, drawings and prints, assembled during the seventeenth century by the famous Roman patron and collector, Cassiano dal Pozzo, and his brother Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo.