Erasmus of Rotterdam came from an obscure background but, through remarkable perseverance, skill, and independent vision, became a powerful and controversial intellectual figure in Europe in the early sixteenth century. He was known for his vigorous opposition to war, intolerance, and hypocrisy, and at the same time for irony and subtlety that could confuse hisContinue reading “Recorded Lecture: ‘Renaissance Lives- Erasmus of Rotterdam: the Spirit of a Scholar,’ William Barker, Micha Lazarus and François Quiviger”
Course tutor: Alessandro Scafi (Senior Lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Cultural History) The aim of this course is to explore how maps have served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds from around 1200 to 1700. The focus is on the iconographic character of maps and the complex relation between art and scienceContinue reading “Online Course: Mapping Worlds – Medieval to Modern, Warburg Institute, 25th-29th April 2022 3:00-5:00pm (BST)”
‘Circular Thinking’ is an online lecture, short papers and panel discussion devoted to the drawing compass, an essential tool of premodern makers that came to represent divine Creation. Although now associated primarily with architecture, the compass was a transmedial instrument, integral to a range of artisanal operations, yet evidence of its use is relatively thin.Continue reading “Online Lecture: The Drawing Compass as a Tool of Creation in Premodern Europe, The Warburg Institute, 10th-11th June 2021, 5:30-7pm (BST)”
During the formative period of Persian art history in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, photographic reproductions played a key role in the construction process of chronological and iconographical narratives. This paper explores an alternative history of medieval Persian painting by looking at the production and distribution of photographic reproductions. Often commissioned by dealers,Continue reading “Online Lecture: “Not a Copy” – ‘The Power of Duplication: Medieval Persian Painting through Photographs, ca. 1890- 1920’, Yuka Kadoi (Institute of Art History, University of Vienna), 28th April 2021 17:30-19:00 (BST)”
The Warburg Institute offers two scholarships for MPhil and PhD students. Applications close on the 1st May 2021. The Institute has an excellent record in securing external funding, and is happy to work with prospective students on their funding applications. JB Trapp Scholarship The JB Trapp Scholarship is open to international students who have been offeredContinue reading “PhD Funding: JB Trapp Scholarship and Rubinstein Scholarship, The Warburg Institute – Deadline 1st May 2021”
As part of the Warburg Institute’s ‘A Material World: Devotion’ lectures, Dr Tom Nickson (Courtauld Institute) will examine the role of candles, lamps and natural light in shaping devotional spaces and experiences.
Image and Ascent: Mountain Terrains in the History of Art brings recent interest in mountains across the humanities into dialogue with the history of images, offering a forum for new research concerning images of, and images produced in, mountainous terrains.
This one day conference brings together the next generation of art history scholars to present and discuss their ongoing research. Papers will predominately focus on Italian and Northern Renaissance Art (c.1400–1600) and will encompass diverse media including tapestry, painting, engraving and stained glass.
The Warburg Institute is holding a two-day conference on Mary Magdalen, a figure of great historical importance and cultural resonance. Coming together for this free event, the multidisciplinary speakers will present new research on the representation of her body and its discourses across time and space.
London, The Warburg Institute, November 16, 2017 Deadline: May 31, 2017 Singular Acts: The Role of the Individual in the Transformation of Collective Culture The Warburg Institute will host its second Postgraduate Symposium on 16 November 2017. This year’s Symposium focuses on particular personalities who acted for or against historical and cultural change.