The Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes (JWCI) is intended as an interdisciplinary forum for scholars specialising in art history, the history of ideas, and cultural history. It publishes articles based on new research, normally from primary sources. Topics include the arts in their various forms, religion, philosophy, science, literature and magic, as well as intellectual, political and social life, from Antiquity to the dawn of the contemporary era. Usually the subjects discussed either centre on or have some connection with Western, typically European cultures; therefore, too, the JWCI provides a home for research into the many interconnections between those cultures and others which have flourished beyond European borders - particularly, but by no means limited to, the cultures and learning of the Near East. Still produced in-house at the Warburg Institute, the JWCI relies on Editorial and Advisory Board members drawn from both the Warburg and the Courtauld Institute of Art, and on our two institutions’ extensive scholarly libraries, research facilities and international links and networks.
The Warburg Institute of the University of London is dedicated primarily to the interdisciplinary study of the classical tradition: those elements of European thought, literature, art and institutions which derive from the ancient world. The Library, Photographic Collection and Archive of the Institute attract students and scholars from all over the world. Its activities include public lectures, seminars and colloquia, and the publication of the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes (with the Courtauld Institute of Art), of monographs (Studies of the Warburg Institute and Oxford-Warburg Studies), of Warburg Institute Surveys and Texts, Warburg Studies and Texts, Warburg Institute Colloquia and of occasional publications.