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Lectures will start at 6pm 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.


2016

21-25 Sep

Archaeological tour of the Aeolian Islands


Wed 19 Oct

The Malta Shipwreck Survey Project: recording the underwater cultural heritage of an island nation CHANGED TO The Phoenician Shipwreck off Gozo - the 2016 season
Lecture by Dr Timmy Gambin, senior lecturer Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta. Sponsored by APS Bank.
NB The Archaeological Society Malta 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 15 October.
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Sat 22 Oct

Site visit to the recently restored Ta' Bistra catacombs Mosta and its visitor centre
Led by Mr David Cardona, curator Phoenician, Roman and medieval sites, Heritage Malta, to be followed by a visit to a tomb cave, beehives and cart ruts in the vicinity of Fort Mosta led by Dr Keith Buhagiar, permanent visiting lecturer Classics and Archaeology, and Theology, University of Malta, and Professor Anthony Bonanno, professor Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta. Heritage Malta is kindly offering members a special entrance fee of € 1.
Meeting at 2pm at Ta' Bistra catacombs, on the right going down the road from the Rabat-Mosta-Mgarr roundabout, almost opposite Mount St Joseph Jesuit Retreat House, outskirts of Mosta/Targa Gap.


Wed 16 Nov

What a difference a date makes CHANGED TO Soft-core mysteries
Lecture by Dr Katrin Fenech, research support officer, Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta. Sponsored by APS Bank.
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Wed 14 Dec

Transforming Valletta's built spaces from 1566 to 1798
Lecture by Mr Mevrick Spiteri and Mr Christian Mifsud, Cultural Heritage Executives, Superintendence of Cultural Heritage. Sponsored by APS Bank.
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2017

Wed 18 Jan

Architecture of Power in 10th century Córdoba: research perspectives on the city-palace
Lecture by Ms Grace Cassar, postgraduate student at the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Sponsored by APS Bank.
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Sat 28 Jan

Site visit to the WWII underground radar complex at Dingli
Followed by a guided cliff walk to see the military heritage still evident from WWII, led by Major Tony Abela, chairman Malta Air Traffic Services. Meeting at 2pm in front of Dingli radar station with its distinctive white dome.
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Wed 15 Feb

Why is that column so small? The things I wish I had known before creating digital models (but was too embarrassed to ask)
Lecture by Dr Elizabeth De Gaetano, freelance archaeological illustrator, Basel, Switzerland. Sponsored by APS Bank.


Sat 25 Feb

Site visit to Ras ir-Raħeb and Kunċizzjoni THIS SITE IS NOT ACCESSIBLE AT THE MOMENT AND WILL BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER VENUE, TO BE ANNOUNCED.


Wed 15 Mar

The use of ancient DNA studies in a Maltese archaeological context
Lecture by Dr Josef Caruana, curator Heritage Malta. Sponsored by APS Bank.


Wed 29 Mar

Red Star and Snowy Mountain: Landscape, Skyscape and Megalithism in Neolithic NW Iberia
Lecture by Dr Fabio Silva, lecturer Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Sponsored by APS Bank.


Sat 01 Apr

Gozo day trip
Led by Dr Anton Bugeja. To be confirmed.


Wed 19 Apr

Pure Stone: The Jewish Stone-Vessel Industry and Ritual-Purity Practices in the First Two Centuries of the Common Era
Lecture by Dr Dennis Mizzi, senior lecturer Oriental Studies, University of Malta. Sponsored by APS Bank.


Sat 22 Apr

Annual General Meeting
At 11am at the the Archaeology Centre, University Campus, Car Park 6, followed by drinks and a snack. Afternoon site visit to be announced.


Tue 02 May
- Sun 07 May

possibility of tour to the Etruscan sites of Tarquinia and Cerveteri
PLEASE INDICATE A POTENTIAL INTEREST.


Thu 01 Jun

A River Runs Through It: The Göksu Valley Through Time
Lecture by Dr Naoise Mac Sweeney, associate professor of Ancient History, University of Leicester. 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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