The Warburg Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for studying the interaction of ideas, images and society. It is dedicated to the survival and transmission of culture across time and space, with a special emphasis on the afterlife of antiquity. Its open-stack Library, Photographic Collection and Archive serve as an engine for interdisciplinary research, postgraduate teaching and a prestigious events and publication programme.

An interdisciplinary centre at the University of Exeter, the Centre for Magic and Esotericism explores topics related to the history of magic, occult, and esoteric literatures using a ground-breaking approach by studying many different cultures and languages all in dialogue with one another. This site showcases the University of Exeter’s leading role in the study of these previously neglected subjects which are rapidly growing in importance among scholars and students today. Topics of research include, but are not limited to, witchcraft, Western Esotericism, Occult texts in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, European folklore, magic in Greece and Rome, and the history of science and medicine.

The Cultural Association “Le Tarot” has been founded in 1986 by Prof. Andrea Vitali, its actual president, with the aim to investigate the archetypical, symbolic and allegorical universe. Fields of exploration are history of the religions, of the philosophical thought, of theatre, of music, and anthropology and Jungian analysis as well. Particularly, the advanced studies about medieval symbolism brought the Association to deal with history of tarots in critical and analytical ways, the most complete symbolic system of the medieval Occident.