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 www.hmml.org/centers/malta. 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
- What is in the Malta Archives?
- What types of archives exist on Malta?
- What tools do I need for archival research?
- How can I find what I need to know?
- What is the relevance of historical archives in the modern
- Wednesday 10th December 2003
- Thursday 11th
- Friday 12th
- Wednesday 17th
- Thursday 18th
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: