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Libbie Mills teaches Sanskrit and Pali at the University of Toronto. Her principal research interest is in South Asian architectural theory and practice. Her work on the building instruction given in North Indian early Śaiva Tantra installation manuals features the first exposition of what the material holds and, by looking from text to extant buildings, introduces new dating tools, valuable for these texts and others. Her wider research covers domestic and temple building up to the modern period, in both South Asia and its diaspora. Recent research projects are: “The Nāgara Tradition of Temple Architecture: Continuity, Transformation, Renewal” funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and “Tamil Temple Towns: Conservation and Contestation” funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Jamie S. Scott is professor in the Department of Humanities and the graduate programs in English, geography, humanities, and interdisciplinary studies, York University, Toronto. His most recent publications include “Mosques in Canada: From the Qur’anic Masjid to Sharif Senbel’s ‘Canadian Islamic Regionalism[s],’” in Jessica Mace (ed.), A Medieval Legacy: The Ongoing Life of Forms in the Built: Essays in Honour of Malcolm Thurlby (Montréal, Patrimonium, p. 373-401). His current research interests include the role of literary tourism in the sustainable repurposing of industrial heritage in Manchester, England; Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.