Job opportunity: Graduate Library Trainee (x2 posts)

13 November 2018
The Warburg Library is appointing two Graduate Library Trainees for the year 2019-2020. The post is a one-year fixed term training post designed for graduates carrying out a year of work experience and training prior to attending library school. The trainee is based in the Reading Room, but works with all Assistant Librarians in the Warburg Library. This enables the position holder to gain specific sectional experience and skills as well as developing an overall understanding of the links between the different sections and how the library fits together as a whole.

The Warburg Institute is seeking new members to join its Advisory Council

28 August 2018
The Advisory Council forms an essential part of the Institute’s governance structure. It advises the Director on strategic aims and objectives and contributes to planning in key operational areas. It meets termly throughout the academic year. We are seeking new members whose interests lie in the fields covered by the Warburg Institute. Given our current projects and priorities, we are particularly looking for candidates who have relevant experience in the following areas: Building refurbishment Digital humanities Research grants Publishing

American Friends of the Warburg Scholarship for MA students

7 August 2018
The American Friends of the Warburg Institute are funding a new scholarship which will cover the fees for a student from North America to study on one of our MA programmes in 2018/19: MA in Cultural and Intellectual History and the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture. To apply you need to be a citizen of a country within North America and have submitted a complete application (including references and transcripts) to the School of Advanced Study Registry by the deadline. Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018 How to Apply

University of London building work affecting Warburg Institute

7 August 2018
Birkbeck, University of London are carrying out significant construction work to their building which is adjacent to the Warburg Institute on Torrington Square. We anticipate that this work will affect users of the Institute. We are taking measures to mitigate the impact but some disruption will occur, particularly with regards to noise. At present we have been advised that work will occur on these dates: Week commencing 19 November Day Time Work activity Disruption level

Professor Charles Burnett Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy

14 June 2018
  We are pleased to report that Charles Burnett , professor of the history of Islamic influences in Europe at the Warburg Institute, has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Philsophy by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The honour recognises his contribution to the knowledge of the transmission of Arabic sciences and philosophy into the medieval Latin tradition. Professor Burnett, who joined the Warburg Insitute at the School of Advanced Study (SAS) in 1985, will collect his honorary degree at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre on 19 October.

Peltz Scholarships Offered for 2018/19 MA Students

13 June 2018
We are delighted to announce that thanks to a generous donation from Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz we are able to offer two new MA Studentships for the 2018/19 academic year. Being able to offer scholarships like this to students studying at the Warburg Institute not only provides financial support but as last year’s Peltz Scholar who is studying on the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture  course noted, ‘it places confidence in the student to continue with their education.

Peter Fane-Saunders, Warburg Institute Alumnus, receives prestigious Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize from the Renaissance Society of America

16 May 2018
We are pleased to report that Peter Fane-Saunders, who completed his PhD at the Warburg Institute in 2010, has been awarded the prestigious Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize by the Renaissance Society of America for his book  Pliny the Elder and the Emergence of Renaissance Architecture , published by Cambridge University Press. Peter thanked the Institute for the support that he received during his study here, stating: "...without the Warburg and SAS, the book would have never achieved such success!"

Warburg Institute Refurbishment Project

27 April 2018
The University of London has agreed to a multi-million pound refurbishment for the Warburg Institute building. The building – originally designed by Charles Holden – has not been substantially updated since it opened in 1958, and this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will not only address infrastructure issues but also adopt a sensitive approach to the building to protect and nurture the future life of the Institute and to explore changes and additions needed for a more public-facing Warburg Institute.

New Post-doctoral Fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

25 April 2018
The Warburg Institute is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research fellow associated with its newly established Professorship in the History of Art, Science and Folk Practice, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This is a two-year position, with an emphasis both on developing the candidate’s own research and on collaborating on interdisciplinary projects under way at the Warburg Institute.

Sad passing of Constance Blackwell

17 April 2018

The Institute is saddened to learn of the passing of Constance Blackwell, Renaissance scholar and friend to the Warburg Institute.