Aby Warburg 150. Work. Legacy. Promise
On 13-15 June 2016, the Warburg Institute celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Aby Warburg. At the centre of this commemoration we are holding a conference dedicated to his work and heritage. It will reclaim the centrality of Warburg's thought and vision not only for the London Institute but for the world of international scholarship. A large group of distinguished scholars will discuss the implications of his thought for the history of art, images and cultures. The aim will be not only to illuminate the past, but to reveal the potential of his writings for the debate about contemporary cultural differences as well.
We are grateful to the following organisations for their support for the conference:
Max Kohler Stiftung
Martha Pulvermacher Stiftung
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research / Bilderfahrzeuge Project
Monday 13 June
Film screening at the Warburg Institute
11.00 - 12.30
Screening of Aby Warburg: Metamorphosis and Memory (60 minutes. 2016), a film by Judith Wechsler. Judith Wechsler will be present at the screening and will lead a short discussion after the film.
If you wish to attend the film screening please register here: http://bit.ly/24Nx5Da
(Please note that the film screening is free of charge but pre-registration is required as places are limited).
Monday 13 June
Conference proceedings at UCL Institute of Education
Aby Warburg and the Future of the Humanities
Exempla and the Epistemology of the Humanities
Serendipity and 'Gute Nachbarschaft'
Warburg's Reading of Darwin
Warburg's 'Zwischenraum': Between Hieroglyph and Diagram
The Long Road of Warburg's 'Snail'
Respondents: Jost-Philipp Klenner and Carolin Behrmann
Tuesday 14 June
'Kulturwissenschaft' before Warburg
Warburg, Berlin, the Middle Ages
First Contact: Panofsky meets Warburg
Hobbes's Leviathan Frontispiece: Some New Observations
Aby Warburg: Morphology and/or History
Respondents: Philipp Ekardt and Joacim Sprung
W. J. T. Mitchell:
Method, Madness, Montage: Aby Warburg to John Nash
Grisaille. The Life and Death of Images
Variations without Theme: Warburg and the Morphology of the Neutral
Genesis without End: Warburg's 'großes Buch'
How did Books Reach Readers in Eighteenth-Century France?
Respondents: Hans Christian Hönes and Giovanna Targia
Wednesday 15 June
Discharged Atlas: Uprising as 'Pathosformel'
Aby Warburg's 'Manet and Italian Antiquity' as Psycho-Intellectual Self- portrait
Anke te Heesen:
Exhibitions: The Cultural-historical Turn of the 1970s
Staging the History of Art: Aby Warburg and the Concept of Representation
Kurt W. Forster:
The Past in Gestures, the Future in Memory. The Leipzig Circle of Physiologists and Warburg's Construct of mneme
Respondents: Gerhard Wolf and Linda Báez Rubí
'Nachleben'. A Warburgian Concept and its Origins
Stepping beyond Words: Narratives on the Move in Times of Conflict
Warburg's 'Bilderatlas': A Tool for the Study of the History of Religion
'Physik des Symbols'. Aby Warburg and the Energy of Art
Summing up: Anthony Grafton and David Freedberg
Due to the large demand for conference places we are pleased to announce that the conference will now be held in a larger space, the Logan Hall at the Institute of Education, on the first two days of the conference. This means that places can be booked for the first two days of the conference, 13 and 14 June 2016 (see Registration below).
On Wednesday 15 June 2016 the conference will need to remain in the Jeffery Hall at the Institute of Education. As this Hall cannot accommodate as many people, booking has closed for 15 June. For people only able to attend the conference on 13 and 14 June we can offer the following alternatives for viewing the 15 June proceedings:
- We have made special arrangements to live stream the conference proceedings to Germany via the internet. Details of how to access this will be available on our conference web page at: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/colloquia-2015-16/aby-warburg-150/
- The conference proceedings will be recorded and the videos made available on our website approximately one week after the conference.- There are a limited number of places available on 15 June to attend a live-streaming of the conference proceedings at the Warburg Institute. To register to attend the live-streaming please see below.
R E G I S T E R H E R E:
To attend the Aby Warburg 150 conference on 13 and/or 14 June 2016 at Logan Hall and/or the live-streaming of the conference on 15 June at the Warburg Institute please visit http://bit.ly/1WkgvCs
If you have any queries please email: warburgsas.ac.uk
CONF: Aby Warburg 150 (London, 13-15 Jun 16). In: ArtHist.net, May 19, 2016 (accessed Dec 6, 2023), <https://arthist.net/archive/13035>.