Translating the New Taste: Rasa, Movement, and Multilingualism in Ibrahim Adil Shah II’s Kitāb-i nauras on October 21st at 2 PM London (9 AM New York, 6:30 PM Mumbai)
Zoë Woodbury High
Zoë Woodbury High is a PhD Candidate in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the cultural history of the early modern Deccan and Indian Ocean regions, particularly histories of taste, emotion, and the senses. Her dissertation project focuses on new understandings of taste in and around the Bijapur court, relations between Iran and the Deccan in the seventeenth century, and intersections between literary culture and the history of consumption. She works in Dakkani, Persian, Sanskrit, and Kannada.
A Missionary Enterprise: Old Goa’s Christian Religious Architecture (16th to 18th centuries) on November 18th at 2 PM London (9 AM New York, 7:30 PM Mumbai)
Sidh Losa Mendiratta
Sidh Losa Mendiratta holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Coimbra (2012, summa cum laude) and is a researcher in the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. Since 2012, he holds the chair of History of Portuguese Architecture, in the Department of Architecture of Lusófona University of Porto. Specializing in cultural heritage of Portuguese influence in South Asia, he has conducted twenty-seven georeferenced topographic surveys of archaeological sites in India, in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India.