»Vorträge der Bibliothek Warburg«
Das intellektuelle Netzwerk der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Bibliothek Warburg
[“Lectures of the Warburg Library”. The Intellectual Network of the Warburg Library of Cultural Studies]
The Warburg Library of Cultural Studies (Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg, KBW) is being explored intensively since many years. Additionally, Aby Warburg’s works are being published in a study edition. There is ongoing interest in his significance for the history of science in the 20th century. Thus, it is all the more astonishing that, so far, there has been no research on the lectures held at the KBW. The evening lectures initiated by Fritz Saxl in 1921 reflect the KBW’s intellectual network and its scientific aspirations. Until 1931, they were published in an own series. The lecturers were important representatives of their disciplines—and yet, as of today, they have often been forgotten outside their respective disciplines.
This volume starts by introducing the lecturers, followed by essays that focus on the topic of the lecture at the KBW. A common reference point is the first lecture in the series by which Saxl introduced the audience to Warburg’s research interests and approaches. How closely is the respective lecture related to this program, where do they differ, and which printed lectures can be seen as an expansion and continuation of Warburg’s approach?