Warburg Digital Library Collections

Welcome to the digital collections of the Warburg Institute, the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture.

The Warburg Institute is cross-disciplinary and global. It is concerned with the histories of art and science, and their relationship with superstition, magic, and popular beliefs. Its researches are historical, philological and anthropological. It is dedicated to the study of the survival and transmission of cultural forms – whether in literature, art, music or science – across borders and from the earliest times to the present.

We hope to build our digital collections to reflect this remit, beginning with books from Aby Warburg's Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek.

The digital library follows its physical counterpart in employing the unique classification scheme devised by Warburg. Details can be found at http://warburg.libguides.com/classification