• 10 Aug 2022 to 06 Sep 2022

    Lecture & Workshop by Dale Luis Menezes at Sunaparanta

    Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce a lecture on Goan History in a Globalizing World and a 4-week workshop on Researching Goan Culture by Dale Luis Menezes (Doctoral Student, Doctor of Philosophy in History, Georgetown University).


    As part of his doctoral project, Menezes has adopted a multidisciplinary approach in his study which includes the history of commodities, imperial and non-imperial polities in early modern South Asia.


    Lecture: Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 6.00 pm

    Watercolor Life: Bits of Goan History in a Globalizing World


    In his lecture, Menezes will talk about the visual representations created in Goa in the 16th and 17th century. These watercolor-on-paper illustrations were done by Europeans and locals in Goa, and now archived in libraries in Europe. He will also be highlighting the cultural and historical significance of such visual sources for Goa and India.

    Open to all | Prior registration is required


    Workshop: Beginning Saturday, 13 August  2022 | 2.00 to 4.30 pm
    Studia Daiz: Researching Goan Culture


    This 4-week workshop will take participants through the fundamentals of research methodologies, using libraries & archives in Goa. Rather than provide ready answers, Menezes will train them to use their unique and individual interests to develop means and approaches in carrying out their research.

    Workshop Dates: 13, 20, 27 August & 11 September 2022 
    Limited Spots | To register: Call: +91 9767864206; +91 9370675100 | Email: info@sgcfa.org
    At Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho, Panaji - Goa


    Dale Luis Menezes is a Ph.D. student in the history program at Georgetown University. A Georgetown Early Modern World Fellow, his research straddles the European and non-European spheres of South Asia's globalizing history and tries to view these seemingly different components as forming a part of the same political economy. He spends a lot of time reading as well about Europe, Latin America, and more recently, Africa.


    Apart from his academic pursuits, Menezes writes frequently for India-based newsmagazines, and also comments on Konkani and Portuguese literature written from Goa and Bombay. He is also part of the European Research Council-funded India's Politics in its Vernacular project in which he brings his skills in Konkani, Marathi, and Portuguese to bear to think about the "political vernacular" in Goa, and Western India in general.