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The Warburg Institute runs an active programme of lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia, reading groups and courses. Unless otherwise stated, events are free and open to everyone.
Due to the ongoing social distancing requirements associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently planning to hold all our events online. We will keep the situation under review and if guidance changes we will respond accordingly.
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Mapping Worlds: Medieval to Modern

This week-long short course explores how maps have served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds from around 1200 to 1700.

The course will focus on the iconographic character of maps and the complex relation between art and science that is found in mapmaking throughout history. Students will be introduced to a wide range of images from different time periods and made for a variety of purposes, with the intent of drawing together art history, literature, philosophy and visual culture.

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Aby Warburg's Bilderatlas Mnemosyne Virtual Exhibition

We know that the COVID-19 virus prevented many people from travelling to Berlin to see the two landmark exhibitions: Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne - the Original, at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) curated by Roberto Ohrt and Axel Heil in collaboration with the Warburg Institute; and Between Cosmos and Pathos: Berlin Works from Aby Warburg's Mnemosyne Atlas at the Gemäldegalerie. Therefore, we are delighted to present to you a complete virtual tour of these two major exhibitions dedicated to Aby Warburg and his unfinished magnum opus, the Bilderatlas Mnemosyne.

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