Aby Warburg Reading Group

Aby Warburg Reading Group
19 November 2018, 5.30pm - 25 March 2019, 6.30pm
Reading Group
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

Organised by the international research group “Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology”.

The Bilderfahrzeuge Project is pleased to announce that it will hold an Aby Warburg Reading Group.

The group is open to anyone interested and will take place on the Mondays listed in the schedule below at 17.30 in Class room 1 of the Warburg Institute.

The materials discussed in each section will be circulated to all registered participants one week before the group meeting and will be introduced by a member of the Bilderfahrzeuge project during the meeting.

Please note that, in order to receive the materials for each session, it is important that you register below. This registration is for all five sessions.

If the booking period has closed, please email Stuart Moss (moss@bilderfahrzeuge.org) to enquire about available spaces.


Monday 19 November 2018 (introduced by Johannes von Müller)

From the Arsenal to the Laboratory (1927) and ‘The Absorption of the Expressive Values of the Past’ (Introduction to the Mnemosyne Atlas, 1929) 

Monday 3 December 2018 (introduced by Eckart Marchand)

Francesco Sassetti’s Last Injunctions to His Sons (1907)

Monday 21 January 2019 (tbc)

Peasants at Work in Burgundian Tapestries (1907)    

Monday 18 February 2019 (tbc)

Pagan-Antique Prophecies in Words and Images in the Age of Luther (1920)    


Monday 25 March 2019 (tbc)

            A Lecture on Serpent Ritual (1923)

Image: Aby Warburg im Arbeitszimmer. Interior left panel of the “Palazzo Potetje” triptych by Mary Warburg, 1897, Hamburger Kunsthalle.


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