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Review of Uwe Fleckner and Peter Mack, eds., The Afterlife of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg: The Emigration and the Early Years of the Warburg Institute in London (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2015)

Wimmer, Mario. (2017) Review of Uwe Fleckner and Peter Mack, eds., The Afterlife of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg: The Emigration and the Early Years of the Warburg Institute in London (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2015). History of Humanities, 2 (1). pp. 300-303.

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Abstract

After Warburg’s death, his library needed to relocate in order to escape the Nazis. Considering different options, the collection and its staff stranded in London. The volume under review commemorates the 1933 transfer of the Hamburg institute to its exile in London. Uwe Fleckner’s introduction and Isabella Woldt’s contributions shed new light on this transitional period. The transformation of a private collection with public access to a university institute turns out to be also a “family matter.” Woldt’s article adds important aspects to the well-known contemporary account by Fritz Saxl, Warburg’s library assistant and the Warburg Institute’s first director. All other contributions deal with the afterlife of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg (K.B.W.) in Britain.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Künste, Medien, Philosophie > Fachbereich Medienwissenschaft > Medienwissenschaft (Krajewski)
UniBasel Contributors:Wimmer, Mario
Item Type:Article
Article Subtype:Review Article
Publisher:Chicago University Press
ISSN:2379-3163
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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