Organised by Valentina Capocardo (The Warburg Institute), Margherita Clavarino (The Warburg Institute), Gemma Cornetti (The Warburg Institute), Allegra Baggio Corradi (The Warburg Institute), Sarah Coviello (The Warburg Institute), Merlin Cox (The Warburg Institute), Vito Guida (The Warburg Institute), and Fabio Tononi (The Warburg Institute).

Supported by LAHP and The Warburg Institute.

Free admission, all welcome. Advance booking requested


9.30 - 9.45: Registration

9.45 - 9.50: Director's Welcome

9.50 - 10.00: Introduction - Gemma Cornetti (The Warburg Institute)

10.00 - 11.00: Keynote Address - Chair: Fabio Tononi (The Warburg Institute)

Caroline van Eck (Cambridge)

11.00 - 11.15: Refreshments

11.15 - 12.30: Gestaltpsychologie - Chair: Margherita Clavarino (The Warburg Institute)

  • Barret Reiter (St. Edmunds College, Cambridge), ‘Inner Iconoclasm’ After Yates
  • Sascha Freyberg (MPIWG, Berlin), Experimentalism avant la lettre: Edgar Wind on the Methodology of Research and Recollection
  • Paolo Gervasi (Queen Mary, London), Caricatures as Pathosformeln: Gombrich, Warburg and the Emotions

12.30 - 1.30: Lunch (speakers only)

1.30 - 2.45: Pathosformeln - Chair: Allegra Baggio Corradi (The Warburg Institute)

  • Lot Brouwer (University of Kent), From Constantinople to Nuremberg: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Age of Lutheran Confessionalisation
  • Laurence Garneau (Université du Québec, Montréal), ‘God is in the Details’: A Teardrop in the Astrological Cycle at Palazzo della Ragione
  • Eleonora Andriani (Università del Salento, Lecce), Michael Scot and the Warburg Institute: On the Trail of an Essential Bond

2.45 - 3.00: Refreshments

3.00 - 4.00: Keynote Address - Chair: Fabio Tononi (The Warburg Institute)

Claudia Cieri Via, (Università La Sapienza, Rome)

4.00 - 4.15: Comfort Break

4.15 - 5.30: Verknüpfungszwang - Chair: Sarah Coviello (The Warburg Institute)

  • Dimitrios Roussos (UCL), The Period Eye and the Early Colonial tlacuilo: Painting and Social Experience in 16th c. New Spain
  • Thomas Hughes (Courtauld, London), Michael Baxandall and the Language of Art History
  • Felix Martin (RWTH, Aachen), Architectural Iconology or The Casino at Marino as an Object of Enlightenment Culture

5.30–5.45: Closing Remarks - Merlin Cox (The Warburg Institute)

5.45 -6.30: Wine Reception