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The Warburg Institute events programme continues online for the Spring Term 2021, with a full range of lectures, seminars, short courses, reading groups, workshops, conversations and conferences.

With the exception of our Mapping Worlds: Medieval to Modern short course, all events are free and must be booked in advance to receive links for joining the online sessions. For the latest information and booking please see our What's On pages.

LECTURES AND TALKS: HIGHLIGHTS

The Artist and the Scholar: Mary Warburg (née Hertz) and Aby Warburg
Thursday 28 January: 5.30pm 

A presentation of a new publication on the artist Mary Warburg, with the authors Bärbel Hedinger, Michael Diers, Steffen Haug and Andrea Völker. Special guest: John Prag, grandson of Mary and Aby Warburg. 


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Curtorial Converations - Chris Breward (National Museums Scotland)
Thursday 4 February: 5.30pm 

Chris Breward, Director National Museums Scotland in conversation with Warburg Institute Director, Bill Sherman

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Drawing without Footnotes
Wednesday 24 February: 2.00pm 

Deanna Petherbridge (Associate Fellow) discusses her recent pen and ink drawings about the pandemic and the social and political implications of global warming, populist governments, war and forced migration. 


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Times of Festival
Wednesday 24 February: 5.30pm 

Matteo Casini (University of Massachusetts, Boston): 'A Society on Show: State Processions in Renaissance Venice (1495-1600)'


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NEW SERIES FOR 2020-2021
A Material World
A new series of lectures and workshops focussing on the reconstruction of life in the past through objects and materials, the people who made them and the people who used them.
Premodern Disability Histories
This three-part lecture series addresses discourses of disability in the medieval and early modern periods from a variety of perspectives that invite an inclusive conversation.
ANNUAL SERIES
Director's Seminar Series
Bringing leading scholars and writers to the Institute to share new work and fresh perspectives on key issues in their fields. Next session: Thursday 28 January: 5.30pm
Curators of world-leading museums and galleries discuss the challenges faced and discoveries made in staging meaningful encounters with objects. Next session: Thursday 4 February: 5.30pm
Introducing the beauty, complexity and significance of Dante’s Divina Commedia through readings of the text and commentary on some of the leading ideas of the poem. Mondays: 6.00pm
Organised by the Bilderfahrzeuge Research Project, this year’s series discusses the advent of new forms of visual expression in response to preceding artefacts. Occasional Wednesdays: 5.30pm
The history of maps and mapping worldwide, from earliest times to the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the social and cultural factors of the maps’ context, production, and use. Hosted by the Warburg in its 30th series. Next session: Thursday 18 February: 5.00pm
Hosted by the Warburg for the School of Advanced Study (SAS), BPI provides a national focal point for the interdisciplinary, global study of words, images, and other written content from before the print era through to its future. Next session: Thursday 28 January: 1.00pm

CONFERENCES

A discussion of themes, sources and languages which shaped the transmission of the medieval Hebrew philosophical tradition from the Iberian Peninsula and Provence to Italy. Monday 12 April
Exploring how early 20th century responses to the Northern Renaissance were mediated via objects, images and words in potently emotive contexts. Thur-Fri 22/23 April

SEMINARS AND READING GROUPS

Fellows new to the Warburg Institute introduce the research that forms the basis of their fellowships, and academic staff present on their latest projects. Mondays: 4.15pm
Exploring the variety of subjects studied and researched at the Warburg Institute with papers by staff, invited international scholars, visiting research fellows, and third-year PhD students. Wednesdays: 2.00pm

Other seminars and reading groups include:

SHORT COURSE

Mapping Worlds: Medieval to Modern
Mon-Fri, 12-16 April: 3.00-5.00pm

On this 5-day short course, find out how maps have served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds c. 1200 to 1700. The course will focus on the iconographic character of maps and the complex relation between art and science integral to mapmaking throughout history. 


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