Unintended Convergences: Ernesto de Martino and Aby Warburg

Unintended Convergences: Ernesto de Martino and Aby Warburg
6 December 2018, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

Professor Ginzburg is one of the most influential cultural historians, best known for his pioneering work on micro-history and case studies at the intersection of historiography and law. He is also author of one of the most important overviews of the legacy of Aby Warburg (1866-1929), ‘From Aby Warburg to E. H. Gombrich: A Problem of Method,’ first published in 1966. In this lecture, delivered as part of his tenure as the S T Lee Visiting Fellow in the School of Advanced Study, he revisits Warburg and questions of method by comparing him to the Italian anthropologist and historian of religion, Ernesto de Martino (1908-65). This event will be followed by a drinks reception.

This event is part of the Director’s Seminar Series, which brings to the Institute international scholars investigating key areas of debate in their fields. Free and open to the public.


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