Introduction to Archival Research in Malta 10-18 December 2003
The Division of Library & Information Studies within the Centre for Communications Technology, University of Malta is during December organising a 10-hour evening course spread over five sessions, to be conducted by Dr Theresa Vann, Curator of the Malta Study Center, Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, St John’s University, Collegeville Minnesota, USA.

The purpose is to introduce students, researchers, information workers, and people interested in the history of Malta to the archives of Malta. It will introduce participants to Malta’s historical archives, which include the archives of the Knights of Malta and the ecclesiastical archives of Malta and Gozo.  The course will describe archival organization and finding aids and will also introduce participants to new forms of digital access, and the availability of Internet records.  

It is intended for: librarians, archivists, researchers of Melitensia, genealogists, and those interested in historical archives generally and in the future of digital access. This class will draw upon the resources of the Malta Study Center of the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, in particular its website at The course will attempt to answer questions such as:
Sessions will be held on the University campus, utilising an Internet connection with the Malta Study Center in Collegeville, Minnesota, between 5.30 and 7.30pm on the following dates

A course fee of Lm 30. Includes attendance at lecture sessions; folder containing course materials; coffee/tea breaks.

Further information and registration forms may be obtained from: Dr Lillian Sciberras, CCT Room 201, University. Tel: 2340 2411. E-mail:

course outline
registration form