Lara Scaiola, M.A.
Lara Scaiola works as an assistant in the research and fellowship program 4A Lab: Art Histories, Archaeologies, Anthropologies, Aesthetics (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut & Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz). She studied Indology and Global Art History in Milan and Heidelberg. She obtained her master's degree from Heidelberg University in 2020 with a thesis in eco-art history titled “Of Rock and Chisels: Visual and Spatial Ecologies of Tamil Nadu Rock-Cut Outdoor Reliefs, 7th-10th centuries.” Her research interests range from aesthetics and visual studies to architectural history, to heritage conservation and management, with a focus on religious and vernacular heritage in the Indian Subcontinent. She also works as a web-editor and copyeditor for the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University.