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Aby Warburg's Scissors

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Carlo Ginzburg (Professor Emeritus, Scuola Normale, Pisa, and University of California, Los Angeles)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. The lecture is now fully booked but please contact  if you wish to be put on the waiting list. Note that is still possible that there may be places on the day in the event of "no shows"

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

The lecture will  re-examine Aby Warburg's notion of Pathosformeln (formulas of emotion)  looking more closely at the context in which it emerged as well as at its implications.

Carlo Ginzburg (Turin, 1939) has taught at the University of Bologna, at UCLA, at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. He has received many awards, including the Aby Warburg Prize (1992), the Humboldt-Forschungspreis (2007), the Balzan Prize for the History of Europe, 1400-1700 (2010). His many books, translated into more than 20 languages, include: The  Night Battles; The Cheese and the Worms; The Enigma of Piero della Francesca; Clues, Myths, and the Historical  Method; Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches’s Sabbath; The Judge and the Historian. Marginal Notes on a Late-Twentieth-Century Miscarriage of Justice; Wooden Eyes: Nine Reflections on Distance; History, Rhetoric, and Proof; No Island is an Island; Threads and Traces: True False Fictive.

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