Conferences and workshops

Following advice from the University of London we are postponing all our events until the end of May 2020 in the first instance.
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Circular Thinking: The Drawing Compass as a Tool of Premodern Creation in Europe

26 - 27 March 2020

‘Circular Thinking’ is a series of events devoted to the drawing compass (or ‘pair of compasses’), an essential tool of the premodern artist that came to represent divine Creation in Jewish and Christian (both Greek and Latin) exegetical traditions. 

Through discussion, hands-on engagement and the close study of historical evidence, ‘Circular Thinking’ seeks to impart a more precise understanding of the compass’s varied form(s) and uses — in the measurement, scaling, copying, the generation of diverse shapes in two and three dimensions — and, with this, its symbolic force.

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66th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America

2 - 4 April 2020

The Warburg is delighted to be organising a special panel titled 'Operating the Artist's Workshop: Location, Diversification, Identity' at The 66th Annual Meeting of the RSA, organised and chaired by Deputy Director Michelle O'Malley, on Thursday 2 April, 2.00pm at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

A number of other Warburg staff, fellows and students will also be participating throughout the conference across a wide range of subjects and formats.

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