Dr Joanne Anderson on Radio 4's In Our Time on 25 Feb 2016

Dr Joanne Anderson, Lecturer in 13th-17th Century Art History at the Warburg Institute and convener of the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture, took part in Radio 4’s ‘In our Time’ on 25 February 2016 discussing Mary Magdalene. To listen to the podcast visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0717j1r#in=collection:p01gvqlg

Posted: 25 February 2016



Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2016 awarded to Professor Dr Dag Nikolaus Hasse, an Alumnus of the Warburg Institute

Professor Dr Dag Nikolaus Hasse has been awarded one of the ten prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz prizes for 2016. Hasse, a philologist and philosopher at the University of Wurzburg, received the award in recognition of his ground-breaking research into the beginnings of modern Europe. The prize, worth 2.5 million Euro, was awarded for Hasse’s future research.

Central to Professor Hasse’s research are the connections between Christian-Latin, Arabic and Jewish philosophy, theology and sciences from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.  In a series of publications Hasse has demonstrated how intensive and fruitful the cultural exchange was between scholars and institutions from the East and West.

Dag Hasse has been a Professor of the History of Philosophy at the University of Würzburg since 2005. He studied at Göttingen, Yale and the Warburg Institute where he completed his PhD on Avicenna's De anima in the Latin West, 1160-1300 during the period 1994-1997 under the supervision of Professor Charles Burnett, Professor of the History of Islamic Influences in Europe. His dissertation was published under the title Avicenna’s De anima in the Latin West: The Formation of a Peripatetic Philosophy of the Soul, in the Warburg Institute Studies and Texts Series (2000) and was followed by ground-breaking studies on Averroes, on Arabic-Latin translations of philosophical works, and on the importance of Arabic authorities in the European Renaissance.  

Professor Hasse was an organiser of and speaker at the recent conference ‘Ptolemy’s Science of the Stars in the Middle Ages’ held at the Warburg Institute. He spoke on ‘Averroes's Critique of Ptolemy and its Reception by John of Jandun and Agostina Nifo’. Since 2013 Hasse has been leading the ‘Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus’ project of the Bavarian Academy of the Sciences, which is being funded by the German federal and regional government for 25 years with funds of approximately 11 Million Euro, and for which the Warburg Institute is a partner.

Further information is available via the following links:

 -          Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

 -          Professor Dag Nikolaus Hasse

Posted: 15 December 2015


Profile on Dr Joanne Anderson, Lecturer in Art History, at the Warburg Institute

The ‪#‎TalkingHumanities‬ blog publishes a series of fortnightly interviews with humanities researchers based at the School of Advanced Study and at other UK higher education institutions. This week the spotlight falls on Dr Joanne Anderson, a lecturer in art history at The Warburg Institute and convener of the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture. Visit bit.ly/1QcpCpj to read more.

Posted: 11 December 2015