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Lectures will start at 6 pm and will be given at our new premises, kindly placed at our disposal by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, 173 St Christopher Street, Valletta. The Superintendence is in lower Valletta, between St Paul Street and St Ursula Street, almost on the corner with St Ursula Street.

WebcastClick here to listen to campusFM webcasts of past lectures.


Sat 18 Oct

Seminar Archaeology in Malta: past achievements, future directions
0830-1300 at Fortress Builders-Fortifications Interpretation Centre, St Mark Street, Valletta. Download the programme and contact the Secretary for registration. Sponsored by APS Bank.
NB: The Society is a Collaborating Organization of International Archaeology Day organised by the Archaeological Institute of America. Events in October will this year be part of the International Archaeology Day on 18 October.

Sat 25 Oct

Site visit to 100 Objects Exhibition
led by Ms Sharon Sultana, Senior Curator, National Museum of Archaeology, at 2pm at the National Museum of Archaeology, Republic Street, Valletta. Ms Sultana will give the raison d'etre for the choice of some of the artefacts.

Wed 29 Oct

Shipwrecks: Xlendi 1961 - Marsala 1974
Lecture by Mr John Wood, sponsored by APS Bank.

Wed 19 Nov

An Archaic Wreck off Gozo
Lecture by Dr Timmy Gambin, sponsored by APS Bank.

Sat 06 Dec

Site visit to Majjistral Park
Led by Dr Anton Bugeja. Meeting at 2pm in front of Manikata Church.

Wed 10 Dec

Telling Tales: a new approach to museum interpretation
Lecture by Ms Katya Stroud, sponsored by APS Bank.


Wed 21 Jan

ArchaeoEngineering and 3D Visualisation for Scientific Research in Archaeology: a study on Megalithic Hagar Qim
Lecture by Ms Suzanne Psaila, sponsored by APS Bank.

Sat 24 Jan

Viewing of two documentaries about Libya to be shown at the Archaeology Centre, University of Malta at 2:30. Libya Unknown - Waters under the Earth and Libya Unknown - A Forgotten Civilisation. These documentaries have not been shown in Malta and are being screened exclusively for members of the Archaeological Society. Mr Michael Bonello, consultant AAB Films Productions, has very kindly offered to show the documentaries and will be giving a brief introduction.

Wed 18 Feb

Deciding what to exhibit in museums: does it really matter?
Lecture by Ms Veronica Barbara, sponsored by APS Bank.

Sat 21 Feb

Annual General Meeting
At 11 am at the Archaeology Centre on campus, followed by drinks and a snack. Afternoon site visit is a walk along Sliema seafront starting by the palm trees/petrol station in front of the Carmelite Convent St Julian's, up to Tigne. Dr Timmy Gambin, University of Malta, and Architect Edward Said, Sliema Heritage Society, will be leading the visit. Meeting at 2pm by the palm trees.

Wed 18 Mar

Ms Sharon Sultana will choose an artefact from the collection of the National Museum of Archaeology and expound on it. The location will be the NMA, Republic Street, Valletta. Sponsored by APS Bank.

Wed 15 Apr

Lecture by Dr Simon Kaner on aspects of Japanese prehistory. Details to follow. Sponsored by APS Bank.

Sat 25 Apr

Day trip to Gozo, taking 9:45 ferry from Cirkewwa. Details to follow.

Fri 01 May

Possibility of weekend trip to south-east Sicily. To be confirmed.

Wed 20 May

Lecture by Prof. Jeremy Johns on a facet of Islamic archaeology. Details to follow. Sponsored by APS Bank.

If there is any member who is in a position to share his/her area of archaeological interest with members of the Society, whether in the form of a lecture or a site visit, please contact the Hon. Secretary, Archaeological Society.


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