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Around and about the Warburg Institute

Around and about the Warburg Institute

Before the current Warburg Institute building was built in the late 1950s a strip of Georgian houses used to occupy the land. Historian Mark Amies, who also works as the Warburg Library’s Scanner Operator, shares with us his knowledge of the history of the area.

Warburg Institute Virtual Open Day Spring 2020

Warburg Institute Virtual Open Day Spring 2020

On Monday 18 May 2020, we held our first-ever virtual open day. Prospective students were invited to join us online to learn about the programmes we offer, meet our staff and current students, discover the Institute’s collections and find out what it’s like to study at the Warburg Institute.

Aby Warburg’s ‘Bienentanzbrief’

Aby Warburg’s ‘Bienentanzbrief’

In this blog post, Stephanie Heremans, an occasional student at the Warburg Institute, tells us more about Aby Warburg’s Bienentanzbrief – a letter on the ‘language’ of honeybees which he sent to his youngest child after being inspired by a newspaper article on von Frisch’s empirical observations of the Apis mellifera carnica (Carniolan honey bee).