EVENT CANCELLED -Warburg and Luther - Word and Image in Times of Crisis - 1517, 1917, 2017

EVENT CANCELLED -Warburg and Luther - Word and Image in Times of Crisis - 1517, 1917, 2017
14 December 2017, 6.15pm - 8.30pm
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Roundtable event is being cancelled as two of our speakers are unable to attend. The programme will be re-scheduled for February 2018 and dates will be made available as soon as possible.


The Warburg Institute is holding a series of events on ‘Warburg and Luther - Word | Image in Times of Crisis - 1517, 1917, 2017’ to mark both the fifth hundred anniversary of the Reformation and the hundredth anniversary of Aby Warburg’s seminal lecture on Martin Luther and the role of propaganda in the process of public opinion-making. Warburg’s lecture, delivered in November 1917, and published in 1920 under the title ‘“Pagan-Antique Prophecy in Words and Images in the Age of Martin Luther’ is nowadays considered to be one of the founding documents of Bildwissenschaft (science of images) and of media studies.

This roundtable discussion is the second in a series of three events on this theme.

Roundtable participants include: James Curran (Goldsmiths), Jost Philipp Klenner (Berlin), Jane O. Newman (California at Irvine) and Petra Roettig (Hamburger Kunsthalle)

Chair: Johannes von Müller, Bilderfahrzeuge Project, Warburg Institute

The event is free of charge; Please register in advance by clicking on the Book Now button below.

The other events in this series are: a keynote lecture entitled ‘Luther’s Words are Everywhere”: Protestantism and Politics, 1517-2017’ by Jane O. Newman (California at Irvine) on 13 December; and an open day on 16 December, when the Warburg Institute’s Library and Archive will display and offer introductions to materials that relate to Warburg’s Reformation study.

 The Warburg and Luther series of events is kindly supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, London, and the University of London Coffin Trust



Jane Ferguson
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