Webinars, Lectures and Events

The Deccan Heritage Foundation organises a number of events, from lectures, webinars and courses, to tours and publication launches. They feature fascinating presentations by world-renowned art historians sharing their latest research on the architecture, painting, tiles, textiles and gardens of the region. Explore past webinars below or Sign Up for our newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming lectures and events.

Whether you are curious about South Indian architecture, the iconic site of Hampi Vijayanagara, Deccani painting, or another aspect of the Deccan Plateau’s rich culture and history, learn from the experts by viewing video replays of DHF webinars and lectures. Also find out about our tours, courses and book launches here. Our database is searchable by topic, speaker, title and date making it easy to access whatever interests you.

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30 Jan 2024

From the American Southwest to India’s Deccan Plateau: John M Fritz at Hampi Vijayanagara

George Michell

The late Dr John M. Fritz was the first American archaeologist to survey the ruins of Hampi Vijayanagara. Trained at the University of Chicago as a...

Events and Launches

18 Jan 2024

From Royal City to Island Citadel – The Architectural Heritage of Mysuru and Srirangapatna

In this illustrated talk, to coincide with the launch of the new Deccan Heritage Foundation guidebook Mysuru Srirangapatna, George Michell, one of ...

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17 Jan 2024

To Be or Not to Be: a Guidebook

Helen Philon, George Michell, Malavika Murthy, Shivendra Urs

Architectural heritage encompasses more than the simple historical value of monuments. The buildings and structures we see serve as windows into th...

Events and Launches

16 Jan 2024

From Royal City to Island Citadel – The Architectural Heritage of Mysuru and Srirangapatna

In this illustrated talk, to coincide with the launch of the new Deccan Heritage Foundation guidebook Mysuru Srirangapatna, George Michell, one of ...

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18 Dec 2023

From the American Southwest to India’s Deccan Plateau: John M Fritz at Hampi Vijayanagara

George Michell

The late Dr John M. Fritz was the first American archaeologist to survey the ruins of Hampi Vijayanagara. Trained at the University of Chicago as a...

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21 Sep 2023

Sculptural Abundance and Visual Prestige: Hoysala Temples in Karnataka, India

Dr. Katherine E. Kasdorf

This lecture explores the visual intricacies of Hoysala temples in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Built primarily during the 12th and 13th...

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23 May 2023

Cosmopolitan Visions: Art and Architecture from the Islamic Courts of Southern India

Deborah Hutton

Professor Deborah Hutton delivered an exploration of the diverse visual cultures that flourished circa 1600 in South Asia’s Deccan region. The Decc...

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28 Mar 2023

A Look at Vijayanagara’s First Great Photographer: Alexander Greenlaw – By George Michell

George Michell

  The extensive photographic coverage of Hampi, a town in Karnataka with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire, by Ale...

Tours

16 Jan 2023

An Exceptional Edifice in Telangana: A Visit to the Pachala Someshwara Temple

A day trip was organised to the Pachala Someshwara Temple, Panagal, by the DHF on the 16th of January 2023. The group was accompanied by Dr. Helen ...

Events and Launches

15 Jan 2023

Inauguration of the Restored Rang Mahal Gardens: Koti, Hyderabad

The Deccan Heritage Foundation (DHF) has been involved in the restoration of the monuments and sites of the former British Residency, now within th...

Tours

13 Jan 2023

Splendours of Kakatiya Art: A Visit to Palampet and Ghanpur

A 12-hour day tour was organised to the Ramappa Temple and the Kotagullu group of temples by the DHF on the 13th of January 2023. The group was acc...

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17 Jun 2022

The Usha Subrahmanyam Memorial Lecture

George Michell

The Deccan plateau of peninsular India witnessed an unparalleled efflorescence in sacred Hindu and Jain architecture and art in the medieval age. T...