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The Art Newspaper Podcast | Ruskin and Gombrich: revisiting two art historical heavyweights

12 February 2019
Dr Paul Taylor , Curator of the Photographic Collection at the Warburg has recently appeared on The Art Newspaper podcast. Amid a wealth of events celebrating the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth, the podcast reconsiders the breadth of Ruskin's achievements and brings in two experts (one of which is Paul Taylor) in E.H. Gombrich. Listen now

Job Opportunity: Conservator

22 January 2019
Closing Date:  25/02/2019 Salary:  Starting from £35,807 per annum Employment Type:  Fixed Term  Hours Per Week:  17.5 hours

American Friends of the Warburg Scholarship for MA students

12 December 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 2019-20. To apply you need to be a citizen of a country within North America and have submitted a complete application (including references and transcripts) by the deadline. Deadline for applications: 1 May 2019 Successful applicants will have a genuine and demonstrable interest in undertaking a master’s degree at The Warburg Institute. Find out more

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 03 December 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 Philosophy 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.

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.

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