The Warburg Institute runs an active programme of lectures. All of which are free and open to everyone (unless otherwise stated).


Cosimo I de’Medici and Granducal Florence Lectures

The major new lecture series at the Warburg Institute, Cosimo I De’Medici and Granducal Florence, celebrates the 500th anniversary of Cosimo I de’ Medici’s birth by bringing together scholars from across the humanities to discuss Cosimo’s achievements in art, architecture, statecraft, scholarship and culture.

12 June 2019 - November 2019

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Marc Loopuyt

Music of the Three Andalusias

A lecture and recital by musician, writer and teacher Marc Loopuyt on Muslim, Jewish and Christian music of Medieval Spain, focusing on the rabab and the oud, and on articulation techniques. Articulation in stringed musical instruments from the East will be put in relation with Paganini’s Suonare Parlante, with bird song and the mythical language of the birds.

27 September, 5pm - 7pm

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