While the Warburg Institute remains physically closed for the time being our events programme has moved online, with reading groups, seminars, conferences, talks and lectures all meeting virtually. All events are free to attend with advance booking essential. All times GMT+1. To book please follow the links.
Director's Seminar: Tuesday 2 June 2020: 5.30pm
Paul Kaplan (Purchase College, NY State University): 'The Other Warburg: Aby's African American Cousin Eugène and his Career as a Sculptor in 1850s Europe'<https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22447>
The African American sculptor Eugène Warburg, born into slavery in New Orleans around 1826, was a distant relative of Aby Warburg. This talk carefully traces the sometimes astonishing twists and turns of the European phase of his career (1853-1859). Eugène Warburg's affiliation with both pro-slavery American diplomats in Paris as well as the leading transatlantic anti-slavery figures of Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Duchess of Sutherland are highlighted.
Online Conference: 5 June 2020: 9.30am-5.00pm
Memoria saltationis: The Memory of Dance<https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22459>
This interdisciplinary conference will explore the relationship between dance and memory, including revival and re-enactment as modes of engaging with historical dance, dance as cultural memory, the question of how archives preserve dance, methodological issues surrounding archival research in this field, and somatic memory in dance practice, with attention to psychological and physiological research.
Tea Time Talks
A forum for Warburg research fellows and academic staff to meet each other, introduce their research, and discuss some of the problems and questions that their work addresses.
Monday 1 June 2020: 4.15pm
Céline Bonhert (Visiting Fellow): 'The making of Antiquity during the Early Modern Age: a case study, Natale Conti's Mythologiae libri decem (1567-1627)'<https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22504>
Monday 6 July 2020: 4.15pm
Lucy Nicholas (Warburg Institute): 'Looking at Sixteenth-Century England through the Latin lens: the poetry of Walter Haddon'<https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22505>
Work in Progress
Exploring the variety of research undertaken at the institute. Papers are given by third-year PhD students, visiting fellows and occasional invited international scholars.
Wednesday 3 June 2020: 2.00pm
Opher Mansour (Lecturer in 13th to 17th Century History of Art: 'Making Sense of Early-Modern Diplomatic Networks: The Case of Persia and the Papacy'<https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22564>
Wednesday 17 June 2020: 2.00pm
Matt Drage (Research Fellow in the History of Art, Science and Folk Practice): 'The Authority of Experience: Mindfulness Meditation and Countercultural Empiricism in 1970s Massachusetts'<https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22406>
Wednesday 24 June 2020: 2.00pm
Mali Skotheim (Frances Yates Long-Term Fellow): 'The Power of Silence in the Age of Enlightenment: Ancient Pantomime Dance in 18th Century Intellectual Contexts'<https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22217>
Book and Print Initiative
Founded in 2017 to bring together scholars of books, printed material, and printing, at all career stages, across the School of Advanced Study (SAS). It is an umbrella for new and existing projects. As part of the UK's research centre for the humanities, it provides a national focal point for the interdisciplinary, global study of word, image, and other written content from before the print era (manuscripts, palaeography, codicology) through to its future (digital humanities).
Thursday 4 June 2020: 1.00-2.00pm
Bill Sherman (Director, Warburg Institute): 'The History of the Book and the History of Cryptography'<https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22559>
Thursday 18 June: 1.00-2.00pm
Stefan Bauer (Royal Holloway, University of London): 'Onofrio Panvinio: papal history between manuscript and print'<https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22584>
Thursday 2 July 1.00-2.00pm
Paolo Sachet (Università degli studi di Milano): 'Publishing for the Popes: The Roman Curia and the Use of Printing in the Mid-Sixteenth Century'<https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22585>
From Antiquity to Modernity: from Sculpture to Painting<https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22596>
These three lectures, extracted and adapted from the eight Slade Lectures given at the University of Cambridge earlier this year, explore some of the different ways in which the art of ancient Greece and Rome was interpreted, misinterpreted, revived and re-imagined between the fifteenth and the twentieth centuries.
Nicholas Penny (Slade Professor of Fine Art, Cambridge):
Lecture 1: Monday 15 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Avatars of Antiquity'
Lecture 2: Monday 22 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Drapery as Metaphor'
Lecture 3: Monday 29 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Tangled Figures'
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