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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 32–49.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Elizabeth Sears Aby Warburg's Nachlass , the heart of the Warburg Institute Archive, is complemented by other large holdings which are no less remarkable. Quietly accumulating over the decades, still only provisionally cataloged, the vast corpus of letters filed as “General Correspondence” reveals...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 134–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of art history's unfolding as a process of remembrance (or Mnemosyne ). Yet Warburg himself did not write on architecture. The topic has also largely vanished from the pages of the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes , though in the past the journal has been the venue for influential...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 149–159.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Christy Anderson In 1941 Fritz Saxl and Rudolf Wittkower of the Warburg Institute organized an exhibition on English Art and the Mediterranean . The photographic exhibition showed the long history of artistic and cultural ties between English art and the classical tradition, employing Aby Warburg's...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 160–173.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann This essay, part of a special issue on the Warburg Institute and Library, offers personal recollections of scholars whom the author encountered there as a student in the early 1970s, including E. H. Gombrich, Otto Kurz, Michael Baxandall, Frances Yates, D. P. Walker, A. I...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 17–21.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Peter Mack This essay reflects on the different uses that its author has made of the Warburg Institute Library, first as a student, resident in the Library for two years, then as a visitor on day-long research trips from Warwick, and most recently as director of the Institute. After describing how...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 321.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Marilyn Strathern Descombes Vincent , The Institutions of Meaning: A Defense of Anthropological Holism , trans. Schwartz Stephen Adam . ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2014 ), 360 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 112–113.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Randy Malamud Braverman Irus , Wild Life: The Institution of Nature . ( Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2015 ), 328 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2012
... In this introduction to a Common Knowledge special issue on the Warburg Institute, the authors argue that the Institute remains today — as it has been, in different forms, for almost a century — one of Europe's central institutions for the study of cultural history. At once a rich and uniquely...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Jill Kraye Against the backdrop of Walter Benjamin's famous essay, “Unpacking My Library” (1931), this article, by the Librarian of the Warburg Institute, tells the story of the many times that the Warburg Library has been packed and unpacked. First it was the private collection of Aby Warburg...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 22–31.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Aby Warburg had embodied in the Institute and Library that he founded in Hamburg. The Institute is described as existing, during the late 1950s and early 1960s in London, less as a formal institution than as the interaction of some two dozen émigrés with what the author describes as “the intention of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 128–133.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Michael P. Steinberg This essay portrays the “law of the good neighbor” as the principle of the Warburg Library's collections — as the argument for their expansion and coherence, as well as the principle governing the scholarly practice inspired by the Warburg Institute and “Warburg school” of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 174–179.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Paul Crossley This article traces the roundabout journey of an architectural historian from Cambridge to the Warburg Institute Library, via Cracow, Princeton, and Manchester. The author's early research, into German and Central European architecture, had little to do with Warburgian interests, but...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Barbara Maria Stafford Received opinion holds that it would be more efficient, hence more economical, to compress and thus dissolve the holdings of the Warburg Institute Library into an overarching university library system. This essay argues two points: first, that we should not be automatically...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 493–517.
Published: 01 August 2010
.... quietism had long presented major issues for debate. A narrative and typology developed of fighting heroes, victims, and survivors; Ofer questions how different these categories were from each other. In pursuit of an answer, she examines institutions in Israel for commemoration and remembrance, especially...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 363–370.
Published: 01 April 2011
... functions of institutions and rules that have developed in this and other societies to deal with the “won't pay” tendencies of human beings. Duke University Press 2011 Reviews “Can’t Pay” and “Won’t Pay” in the Medieval...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 375–382.
Published: 01 April 2011
... of debt in our lives. It is a question of seeking out shadows that belong specifically to our global financial system, rather than belonging to ways of accounting order, honor, and revenge from a repressed past. If financial institutions, governments, businesses, and individuals were all exposed to...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... illuminates the legacy of Warburg's Library, today at the core of the Warburg Institute in London, since the crisis that the page documents — larger than Warburg's personal one — still lies at the heart of humanistic scholarship as it attempts to grasp the essence of what it means to be human. © 2012 by...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 106–116.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., dromenon covers law, social institutions, folklore, and customs, among which Warburg located politics. This essay is in large part a reflection on what Warburg understood by politics and its inherent conflict with libraries. For Warburg, both politics and libraries were ways of managing time; and the basic...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 406–419.
Published: 01 September 2015
...-47s, are allowed into Ugandan territory for pasture during drought, and some Turkana take violent advantage of this power imbalance as they leave. Paradoxically, intervention by Ugandan state institutions that, in the name of peaceful coexistence, welcome the Turkana in Uganda has led to the...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 437–450.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and gated communities, the institution of the house gun, the general acquiescence in stop-and-frisk encounters, and the incarceration in huge numbers of gang members and small-time drug dealers are examples. An inverse relationship of wartime and peacetime abuses is also apparent: behaviors associated...