Carlo Ginzburg – Unintended Convergences: Ernesto de Martino and Aby Warburg


Event Date: 6 December 2018
The Lecture Room
Warburg Institute
Woburn Square,
Bloomsbury,
London WC1H 0AB

The Warburg Institute presents:

Professor Carlo GinzburgUnintended Convergences: Ernesto de Martino and Aby Warburg

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).

Introduction by Professor Bill Sherman (Director, Warburg Institute):

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