INTERDISCIPLINARY FORUM FOR THE HISTORY OF ART AND CULTURAL STUDIES
The Warburg-Haus in Hamburg understands itself as a driving force contributing to Hamburg’s active scientific and cultural landscape. It is an institution of the Aby-Warburg-Stiftung in close collaboration with Universität Hamburg, and receives funding from the Hamburg Ministry for Science, Research and Equality (Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung). The Warburg-Haus is dedicated to conducting top research in the humanities and the field of cultural studies and simultaneously aims to reach the general public through the socio-political relevance of its themes and methods.
The institute is committed to upholding its historical ethos in the tradition of world-renowned scholars such as Aby Warburg, Erwin Panofsky and Ernst Cassirer and hopes to reawaken the pioneering spirit of the founding generation of scholars at the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg in a way that meets the challenges facing scholars today. Its mission is to develop and promote critical reflection on interdisciplinary research into art and culture, thus honouring and continuing the practices of Warburg and his circle.