Proceedings of History Week (PHW)



PHW 1981

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01 Agriculture in Malta in the Late Middle Ages / G. Wettinger. PHW (1981)(1-48) click here

02 Pietro Paolo Caruana : The first lithographs produced in Malta / A. Ganado. PHW (1981)(49-60) click here

03 Pietro Paolo Azzopardi: A forgotten sculptor / E.F. Montanaro. PHW (1981)(61-75) click here

04 The contribution of Francois de Mondion in the architectural development of 18th century Malta / D. De Lucca. PHW (1981)(76-81) click here

05 Medical practitioners in 16th century Malta / V. Borg. PHW (1981)(82-85) click here

06 A note on three Libri Mortuorum of the Holy Infirmary, the Civil Hospital of Valletta and the Central Civil Hospital of Floriana (1677-1885) / P. Cassar. PHW (1981)(86-93) click here

07 The appointment of Bishop A.M. Buhagiar as administrator apostolic of Malta / F. Azzopardi. PHW (1981)(94-107) click here

08 William Lassell in Malta / P.J. Micallef. PHW (1981)(108-109) click here


PHW 1982

01 Art and architecture in Malta in the early 19th century / M. Ellul. PHW (1982)(1-19) click here

02 A note on Stefano and Sebastiano Ittar / E. Sammut. PHW (1982)(20-27) click here

03 Count Saverio Marchese (1757-1833) : his picture gallery and his bequest to the cathedral museum / J. Azzopardi. PHW (1982)(28-43) click here

04 Padre Luigi Bartolo OFM Cap. Designer and historian / F. Azzopardi. PHW (1982)(44-52) click here

05 The Xaghra ta' Santa Duminka hypogea : some reflections on Maltese paleochristian art / M. Buhagiar. PHW (1982)(53-58) click here

06 The archives of Palermo and Maltese mediaeval history / G. Wettinger. PHW (1982)(59-68) click here

07 The reverenda fabbrica di San Pietro delle Urbe in Malta / A. Deguara. PHW (1982)(68-88) click here

08 British diplomacy and the election of bishop Gaetano Pace Forno / J. Bezzina. PHW (1982)(89-102) click here

09 Index and Notes on the Contributors. PHW (1982)(103-112) click here


PHW 1983

01 The Maltese catacombs : characteristics and general considerations / M. Buhagiar. PHW (1983)(1-26) click here

02 Giovanni Francesco Abela's legacy to the Jesuit college / A. Bonanno. PHW (1983)(27-38) click here

03 Giovanni Myrti (1536-1590?) : his life and work / M. Agius-Vadala. PHW (1983)(39-54) click here

04 An ex-voto of the plague of 1813 / P. Cassar. PHW (1983)(55-64) click here

05 Documents relating to the Maltese history in the state archives of Naples / A. Zammit-Gabarretta. PHW (1983)(65-72) click here

06 Advice on the fortifications of Mount Sceberras including Geronimo Cassar's contribution to their improvement / R. De Giorgio. PHW (1983)(73-96) click here

07 The provenance of the paintings on permanent display at the National Museum of Fine Arts / A. Espinosa-Rodriguez. PHW (1983)(97-124) click here

08 Matteo Perez d'Aleccio's engravings of the siege of Malta of 1565 / A. Ganado. PHW (1983)(125-154) click here

09 Index and Notes on the Contributors. PHW (1983)(163-178) click here


PHW 1984


01 The Maltese artistic heritage of the Roman period / A. Bonanno. PHW (1984)(1-12) click here

02 Identification of the Bozzetto of Saint Paul's statue enshrined in Valletta / R. Bonnici-Cali. PHW (1984)(13-20) click here

03 The Qormi pala d'altare and artistic patronage in Malta during the 15th and early 16th centuries / M. Buhagiar. PHW (1984)(21-32) click here

04 Edward Lear in Malta / E. Fiorentino. PHW (1984)(33-40) click here

05 Status animarum II : a census of 1687 / S. Fiorini. PHW (1984)(41-100) click here

06 The siege map of Malta by Francesco de Marchi / A. Ganado. PHW (1984)(101-140) click here

07 The iconography of the Maltese Good Friday Processional Statues : their development between 1960 and 1984 / J. Grima. PHW (1984)(141-153) click here

08 Index and Notes on the Contributors. PHW (1984)(149-159) click here


PHW 1986


01 The gabinetto di lettura or reading room in 19th century Malta (1834-1886) / P. Cassar. PHW (1986)(1-14) click here

02 Carlo Gimach (1651-1730): architect and poet / M. Ellul. PHW (1986)(15-38) click here

03 The painting of the cathedral dome at Mdina: a case study on ecclesiastical artistic patronage in Malta in the 19th and 20th centuries / A. Espinosa-Rodriguez. PHW (1986)(39-68) click here

04 A manuscript siege map of Malta recently discovered / A. Ganado. PHW (1986)(69-92) click here

05 Enrico Mizzi's political integrity : fact or fiction / J.M. Pirotta. PHW (1986)(93-114) click here

06 General Index and Notes on the Contributors. PHW (1986)(115-121) click here


PHW 1992


01 Capitoli : the voice of an elite / C. Dalli. PHW (1992)(1-18) click here

02 Fragment from a register of the bishop's curia : 1489-1492 / J. Busuttil. PHW (1992)(19-33) click here

03 The Arabian voyage of 1761-67 and Malta: Forsskal and his contribution to the study of local natural history / G. Zammit-Maempel. PHW (1992)(35-76) click here

04 Maltese blockade medals / J.C. Sammut. PHW (1992)(77-87) click here

05 Social and charitable aspects of the tribunal of the Veneranda Fabrica di San Pietro / A. Deguara. PHW (1992)(89-99) click here

06 The earliest surviving accounts books of the cathedral procurator : (1461-1499) / S. Fiorini. PHW (1992)(101-115) click here

07 Birth of a band club in the late nineteenth century : a case study / J.F. Grima. PHW (1992)(117-126) click here

08 The old parish church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Mqabba / K. Sciberras. PHW (1992)(127-135) click here

09 Description of a splendid collection of 950 maps and views of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries at the Malta National Library / A. Ganado. PHW (1992)(137-228) click here

10 The Contributors. PHW (1992)(229-231) click here


PHW 1993


01 Giliberto Abate's report on Malta : circa 1241 / A.[T.] Luttrell. PHW (1993)(1-29) click here

02 Possible evidence of time reckoning at Mnajdra / F. Ventura. PHW (1993)(31-38) click here

03 The triclinia in the catacombs of Malta / P. Camilleri, A. Gingell-Littlejohn. PHW (1993)(39-66) click here

04 The Punic tombs of the Maltese islands / G.A. Said-Zammit. PHW (1993)(67-80) click here

05 Two sixteenth century fresco paintings at Perugia representing St. Paul's shipwreck in Malta / G. Bugeja. PHW (1993)(81-90) click here

06 Late eighteenth century painters in Malta : a case study : the Via Crucis at the parish church of Naxxar / K. Sciberras. PHW (1993)(91-106) click here

07 The brigantine trade in XVIII century Malta / C. Vassallo. PHW (1993)(107-122) click here

08 The Xprunara / J. Muscat. PHW (1993)(123-150) click here

09 The funeral of Angelo Emo in Malta in 1792 : a pictorial record / A. Ganado. PHW (1993)(151-180) click here

10 The St. Paul shipwreck controversy : an assessment of the source material / M. Buhagiar. PHW (1993)(181-213) click here

11 Book Review. PHW (1993)(215-216) click here

12 The Contributors. PHW (1993)(217-219) click here


PHW 1994


01 New documents relating to the origins of religious orders in Malta / G. Aquilina, S. Fiorini. PHW (1994)(1-23) click here

02 A brief note on the black figure in the Mdina St. Paul polyptych / G. Bugeja. PHW (1994)(25-31) click here

03 Giuseppe Grech (1755-1787) : clarification on his artistic activity / K. Sciberras. PHW (1994)(33-49) click here

04 The consular network of XVIII century Malta / C. Vassallo. PHW (1994)(51-62) click here

05 Architectural scenography in 18th century Malta / C. Thake. PHW (1994)(63-76) click here

06 The warships of the Order of St. John (1530-1798) / J. Muscat. PHW (1994)(77-113) click here

07 In Fronteria Barbarorum : waiting for the Turks in late mediaeval Malta / C. Dalli. PHW (1994)(115-126) click here

08 Sixteenth century plans of Valletta / A. Ganado. PHW (1994)(127) click here

09 Notes on the Contributors. PHW (1994)(129-130) click here


PHW 1999


01 Communicating a new Regime : The Maltese Printed Product during the French Occupation / W. Zammit. PHW (1999)(1-51) click here

02 Musica alla cattedrale e alla concattedrale di Malta durante l'occupazione francese (1798-1800) / F. Bruni. PHW (1999)(53-65) click here

03 A Letter to Inquisitor Monsignor Carpegna comprising a "Diary" : Account of Events of the French Occupation (1798-1800) / V.G. Griffiths. PHW (1999)(67-96) click here

04 The personal archives of Grand Master Hompesch / J. Azzopardi. PHW (1999)(97-103) click here

05 Documents and Artefacts of the French Period at the Malta Maritime Museum / A. Espinosa Rodriguez. PHW (1999)(105-108) click here

06 A Glimpse at the 1798-1800 Registers in the Qormi Parish Archives / J.F. Grima. PHW (1999)(109-120) click here

07 The Naxxar Parish Archives: The French Connection / P. Catania. PHW (1999)(121-130) click here

08 Some Minor Figures connected with the Maltese Uprising against the French (1798-1800) / W.L. Zammit. PHW (1999)(131-136) click here

09 The "Great Fear" of the French Revolution in Malta / F. Ciappara. PHW (1999)(137-158) click here

10 Malte 1798: Chronique du temps des Français. Qui était le Capitaine Masson? / J. Gaillard. PHW (1999)(159-164) click here

11 Bibliography of the French Rule in Malta: 1798-1800: an update / L. Cini, W. Zammit. PHW (1999)(165-168) click here

12 Contents.Preface.Programme.Contributors. PHW (1999)(i-xii,169-172) click here


PHW 2003


01 Modern Women's History: A Historiography / K. Sayer. PHW (2003)(1-16) click here

02 Women victims of crime in eighteenth century Malta / Y. Vella. PHW (2003)(17-24) click here

03 Magic, heresy and the broom riding midwife witch - the inquisition trial of Isabetta Caruana / C. Cassar. PHW (2003)(25-42) click here

04 Brokers, collectors, collaborators: Mediating colonial modernisation in Malta 1870-1914 / J. Chircop. PHW (2003)(43-56) click here

05 Thoughts on the prehistory of economic development Planning in Malta - From the Woods Report to the First Development Plan / M. Brincat. PHW (2003)(57-74) click here

06 Qanat, saqqajja and the Roman aqueduct system at Rabat, Malta / E.P. Teuma. PHW (2003)(75-100) click here

07 Contents.Preface.Programme.Contributors. PHW (2003)(iii-ix,101-102) click here


PHW 2005

Remark: the content of PHW. (2005) is not yet available for this website. It can be found as Word files on the website of the Malta Historical Society (http://mhs.eu.pn/hw/mhw.html)


01. Mazzini e il Partito / S. La Salvia. PHW. (2005)(1-12)

02. Il Risorgimento italiano e il Mediterraneo / S. Bono. PHW. (2005)(13-26)

03. Giuseppe Mazzini, Sardo o Italiano? / F.C. Casula. PHW. (2005)(27-36)

04. I Doveri dell'Uomo: Mazzinian Influences on Maltese Nationalism under British Rule / H. Frendo. PHW. (2005)(37-46)

05. Giuseppe Mazzini e la Sardegna, "Un'appendice molto incerta dell'Italia" / G. Murgia. PHW. (2005)(47-60)

06. The 'Scoglio Ingrato': Archaeology, History and Mazzinian beliefs in Malta through the views of Francesco Crispi / S. Mercieca. PHW. (2005)(61-94)

07. Gli esuli italiani a Malta e il mito risorgimentale di Dante / G. Bugeja. PHW. (2005)(95-106)

08. Malta - dimora dei poeti e degli scrittori italiani durante le lotte risorgimentali / J. Eynaud. PHW. (2005)(107-114)

09. Letteratura degli esuli italiani a Malta durante il Risorgimento / O. Friggieri. PHW. (2009)(115-156)

10. La stampa maltese come strumento di lotta politica nel Risorgimento italiano / S. Portelli. PHW. (2005)(157-164)

11. Il Giurnal Malti (1864-1866): un esempio di forte polemica anti-garibaldina / A. Cassola. PHW. (2009)(165-174)

12. A Book Printed in Malta on the Sicilian Revolution of 1848 / A. Ganado. PHW. (2005)(175-194)

13. Mazzini and the Early Maltese Printers: The Naudi Episode of 1850 / W. Zammit. PHW. (2005)(195-204)

14. Prophet of the Past: History in the making of Mazzini's Promised Land / C. Dalli. PHW. (2005)(205-216)

15. Mazzini e l'Europa P. Serracino-Inglott. PHW. (2005)(217-221)



PHW 2009

01. A Late Medieval and an Early Modern Window in the Reserve Collection of the National Museum of Archaeology / C. Vella. PHW. (2009)(8-27) click here

02. The Talents of Giuseppe Cannolo (1756-1845): An Appreciation / A. Ganado. PHW. (2009)(28-36) click here

03. Count Saverio Marchese: A Conoscente with Special Reference to his Commentary on Uomini Illustri di Malta / K. Farrugia. PHW. (2009)(37-46) click here

04. Perceptions of Poverty: A Hospitaller approach / S. Cachia. PHW. (2009)(47-76) click here

05. Roundel Carvings on Late Medieval and Early Modern Buildings in Malta: The Art Historical Context / R. Galea. PHW. (2009)(77-90) click here

06. Notes on Eighteenth-Century Naval Contacts between the Order of St John and Sweden / J.F. Grima. PHW. (2009)(91-96) click here

07. Is Bread Male or Female? Gender and Power Relations / N. Buttigieg. PHW. (2009)(97-106) click here

08. Cross Currents in Emigration: Corporal A. M. Benscher and the proposed Maltese settlement in the Holy Land / D. Mallia. PHW. (2009)(107-136) click here

09. New Light On Webster Paulson and his Architectural Idiosyncrasies / M. Gauci. PHW. (2009)(137-150) click here

10. A Cubete Artillero at Mdina? : Gunpowder fortifications in late medieval Malta / S.S. Spiteri. PHW. (2009)(151-159) click here

11. Contents; Editorial / C. Vella; Abbreviations; Contributors. PHW. (2009)(3-6,160) click here



PHW 2011

01. Roger Francesco Lapparelli and the building of Valletta / R. Vella-Bonavita. PHW. (2011)(1-28) click here

02. The survival of the Knights' Church in Tripoli / D. Mallia. PHW. (2011)(28-46) click here

03. Lupo, Valentina A study of the polychrome wooden statue of St John the Baptist located at Ħad-Dingli parish church / V. Lupo. PGW. ((2011)(47-68) click here

04. Don Juliano Borg: Parish priest of Naxxar, money lender, landowner (1570-1610) / P. Catania. PHW. (2011)(69-78) click here

05. An Order in decline? An alternative perspective on the Order of St John / A. Farrugia. PHW. (2011)(79-94) click here

06. Of Briefs and Privileges: The role of the ambassador to the Holy See (Frà Marcello Sacchetti) in safeguarding the Order of St John's position during the 1680's / A. Scerri. PHW. (2011)(95-104) click here

07. Żejtun: an eighteenth-century 'Smart City' / C. Vassallo. PHW. (2011)(105-118) click here

08. Shipwreck, enslavement and an angry wife: Corsairing in Malta in the late eighteenth-century / L. Gauci. PHW. (2011)(119-130) click here

09. The delimitation of boundaries between Church and State in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Malta / M. Refalo. PHW. (2011)(131-140) click here

10. How Malta lost self-government, 1930-1933 / D. Fenech. PHW. (2011)(141-154) click here

11. Contents; Editorial / J. Abela, E. Buttigieg, K. Farrugia; Contributors. PHW. (2009)(iii-ix,155-157) click here

PHW 2013

00. Editorial / J. Abela, E. Buttigieg, C. Vassallo. . PHW. (2013)(vii-viii)

01. The Magna Charta Libertatis of King Alfonso V of Aragon / M. Frendo. PHW. (2013)(1-7)

02. Spanish Influence in Late Medieval Malta / S. Fiorini. PHW. (2013)(9-27)

03. Malta : A Spanish Presidio in the Central Mediterranean? / D. Mallia. PHW. (2013)(29-39)

04. Starting a Family in another Land : Spaniards in Malta, 15802 to 1640s / S. Mercieca. PHW. (2013)(41-61)

05. Influences of the Spanish Plateresque on Maltese Ecclesiastical Architecture / C. Thake. PHW. (2013)(63-73)

06. The Hospitaller Monastery of Alguaire in the Eighteenth Century / L. Cilia. PHW. (2013)(75-91)

07. Ferdinando de Escaño's Propugnaculum Hierosolymitanum : A Spanish-authored Publication and the Saga of its Censorship in mid-eighteenth-century Malta / W. Zammit. PHW. (2013)(93-)

08. The Spanish Roots of the Ganado Family and its Evolution in Malta / A. Ganado. PHW. (2013)(101-108)

09. A Majorcan Captain's Adventures as a 'Maltese' Corsair in the 1770s : Rum, Coffee and a Silver Watch / L. Gauci. PHW. (2013)(109-118)

10. Mariano Girada : A Maltese Sculptor from Valencia / S. Debono. PHW. (2013)(119-132)

11. Dħalna f'Madrid : The Spanish Civil War as Viewed from Malta / G. Peresso. / PHW. (2013)(133-142)

12. English Abstracts of papers presented in Spanish during History Week 2013. PHW. (2013)(143-147)

13. Contributors. PHW. (2013)(149-152)

14. Editors. PHW. (2013)(153)

15. Cover; Title Page; Contents. PHW. (2013)(iii-vi)