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.


The Qalamkari Textiles of Golconda:  Searching for Histories of Production, Patronage, and Place on December 2nd at 2 PM London (9 AM New York, 7:30 PM Mumbai)

Sylvia Houghteling 

Sylvia Houghteling is an assistant professor in the Department of History of Art at Bryn Mawr College. She received her A.B. from Harvard University and an MPhil in History from the University of Cambridge, where she was the Lionel de Jersey Harvard Scholar at Emmanuel College. After completing her PhD from Yale University in 2015, she held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her publications include articles in Ars Orientalis, The Textile Museum Journal, and Religions, and essays for the exhibition catalogues of Cloth that Changed the World (Sarah Fee, ed., Royal Ontario Museum, 2020), and Indian Textiles: 1,000 Years of Art and Design (Rosemary Crill, ed., The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., 2021). Her first book, The Art of Cloth in Mughal India (recipient of a CAA Millard Meiss Publication Fund Grant) was published by Princeton University Press in the spring of 2022.