Wednesday 23 November
In moments of crisis, vital measures can be taken to preserve important learning, legacies and the intellectual capital of academic refugees. In 1933, Aby Warburg’s library and incipient institute left Hamburg and the Nazi regime to settle in London, becoming one of the leading research centres dealing with the humanities in Europe. The Warburg’s event series includes an exhibition, which will focus on the micro-stories of those academic migrants that enabled the survival and growth of the humanities through The Warburg Institute, a walking tour of Bloomsbury discussing the revival of Bloomsbury as a centre of learning in the Post-War period, and group tours of rare photographs and letters examining Warburg archive material.
Free Admission | Booking required
This event is part the University of London’s series Ministry of Hope and Fear
Related events: Humanity and humanities: crisis, rescue and renewal (exhibition) | Tour of the Warburg Institute archive
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