Mirjam Brusius, Mellon Junior Research Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of History, is the 2016 recipient of the Aby Warburg Prize, awarded quadrennially to early career researchers.
Dr Brusius has made an important contribution to Warburg scholarship in her dissertation, in which she examined the photographic pioneer W H F Talbot as a forerunner of Warburgian museological knowledge-making through the means of photography. Her postdoctoral research continues to draw on Abraham ‘Aby’ Warburg and embeds his oeuvre in the history of ideas through questions of cultural transmission and the cultural significance of antiquity in European museums.
The Aby Warburg Prize is awarded by the city of Hamburg. It was established in 1979 by the senate of the city for excellence in the humanities and social sciences in memory of Hamburg-born Aby Warburg (1866-1929), who founded the Warburg Institute.
Posted: 23 May 2016