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Cover2017The International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University of Malta published the first issue of the second volume of The Journal of Baroque Studies. This peer-reviewed academic journal is edited by Professor Frans Ciappara and contains eleven original articles from academics based in a number of universities and research institutes.

The Journal features two papers by Professor Denis De Lucca director of the International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University of Malta. His first study discusses Mattia Preti as an architect while his second study looks at the Byzantine Church of Our Saviour in the Baroque Bonajuto Palace in Catania.

Dr Stephen C. Spiteri, also from the International Institute for Baroque Studies, discusses “Vigilance and the Role of Fortifications in Malta during the Outbreak of Plague in Messina in 1743” while Matthias Ebeyer, a Ph.D. candidate at the same Institute presents his findings on “Hospitallers and their Conter-Reformation Saints.”

A number of renowned international scholars contributed to the journal. Professor Francesco Frasca from the Sapienza University in Rome discusses wars at sea between 1550 and 1720 while Giuseppe Marcocci from the University of Viterbo analyses the conflicting histories of the Portuguese inquisition.

Papers in the field of the history of the arts include Regina Deckers’ study on the representation of the corpse in Baroque sculpture, A.D. Harvey’s paper titled “The seated female nude: from Raphael to Ingres” and Marie Claire Finger’s analysis of “The Knight Artist Lucas Garnier and his role in mid-seventeenth century painting in Malta.

Independent researcher Danielle Mallia presents a paper on “The Magistral Possesso of Mdina through Favray’s Lens” while Professor Charles Savona-Ventura’s study looks at “The Baroque influence on the uniforms used by the Chivalric Orders as exemplified by the Order of St Lazarus in France."

The Journal of Baroque Studies is an annual publication of the International Institute for Baroque Studies. It reflects the interdisciplinary scope and approach of the Institute and is available from all leading bookshops. 

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17th Century French defensive architecture
Prof Michele Virol will deliver a public lecture titled "L'architecture défensive française du XVIIe siècle : classique et baroque." The lecture will be held at the Roi Soleil Lecture Room at the University of Malta on Monday 25th September at 6.00pm. 
Academic Year 2017/18 - Time Table
Time-Table for Semester 1 - Academic year 2017/18
Latest issue of the Journal of Baroque Studies
The International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University of Malta published the first issue of the second volume of The Journal of Baroque Studies.
Award for paper in Journal of Baroque Studies
A paper authored by Mevrick Spiteri and Daniel Borg in the third issue of the Journal of Baroque Studies, published by the International Institute for Baroque Studies, was awarded the “MHS Emerging Scholarly Article for 2016” by the Malta Historical Society. 
Lines of Defence
The International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University of Malta and Malta Libraries are pleased to announce the launch of a new publication entitled Lines of Defence - Fortification Drawings of the Baroque Age at the National Library of Malta
Information for Pretertiary Students
Information for prospective students reading for a Pretertiary Certificate in Baroque Architecture
 
 
Last Updated: 15 June 2017

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