Workshop at Warburg-Haus Hamburg
22 Oct 2021 – 23 Oct 2021

Die “Vorträge der Bibliothek Warburg.” Das intellektuelle Netzwerk der KBW, part II

Venue: Warburg-Haus, Heilwigstraße 116, 20249 Hamburg
Contact: Barbara Picht

Among the most interesting activities of the Warburg Library of Cultural Studies (Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg, KBW) are the more than fifty lectures held at the institute between 1921 and 1931. The disciplines of the lecturers (among them philosophers, historians, literary and linguistic scholars, art historians, ethnologists, as well as religious scholars and theologians) already vividly demonstrate what is today regarded as the interdisciplinary approach of the lecture series.

On the basis of this lecture series, the two-part workshop examines the network of the KBW beyond the intellectuals known today and asks about the impact of the KBW’s scientific program on the various disciplines. After a biographical introduction to the respective scholars, each presentation will address the lectures themselves and analyse whether and how the KBW’s research objectives were considered in them, as they were set out, for example, in Fritz Saxl’s lecture “The Warburg Library and its aims” and summarized with the short formula of the “afterlife of antiquity.”

Audience is welcome. Please register in advance via picht@zfl-berlin.org.

 

Fig. above: Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg at Heilwigstraße 116 in Hamburg, reading room. Photograph: Warburg-Haus / Thies Ibold

Program

Friday, 22 Oct 2021

14.00
Ernst Müller and Barbara Picht (ZfL)
Welcome and introduction

14.15–15.00
Sebastian Zerhoch (Berlin)
Richard Reitzenstein und die KBW

15.00–15.45
Giovanna Targia (Zurich)
Ernst Cassirers Individuum und Kosmos und die ‘Arbeitsgemeinschaft’ der KBW

16.15–17.00
Ernst Müller (ZfL)
Erich Rothackers Privatissime-Vortrag über das ‘Kulturphilosophische Wörterbuch’

17.00–17.45
Philippe Despoix (Montréal) und Martin Treml (Tbilisi)
“Kollege Bing”—Zentralfigur im Aufbau und Netzwerk der KBW


Saturday, 23 Oct 2021

09.30–10.15
Muriel van Vliet (Paris)
Warburg und Cassirer

10.15–11.00
Daniel Weidner (Halle)
Orient, Eschatologie und Religionsgeschichte. Hugo Gressmann an der Bibliothek Warburg

11.30–12.15
Thomas Meyer (Berlin)
Karl Reinhardt und die lange Wirkung der ‘KBW’ auf sein Werk

12.15–13.00
Barbara Picht (ZfL)
Die Historiker an der KBW, part II: Karl Brandi und Richard Salomon