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M.A. Mediterranean Studies




Chairman: Prof. John Chircop

Research Interests: The Central Mediterranean - comparative social and economic history, 1800-1914; Welfare and Public health; Coping strategies of the poor; Colonial labour and migration; Public Memory and Oral history; Mediterranean historiography. 

Phone: 2340 2619

Office: Faculty of Arts





Director: Dr Jean-Paul Baldacchino

B.A. (Hons) (Malta) Ph.D.  (LaTrob)

Post: Senior Lecturer; Head of Department of Anthropological Sciences

Research Interests: Dr. Baldacchino’s research interests and publication span the anthropology of emotions and the body, clinical and theoretical psychoanalysis, social theory, religion, ritual and secularisation, ethnicity and identity and the ethnographic study of urbanism and modernism. 

Theoretically I am interested in phenomenology, the theological turn in postmodern thought, practice theory, psychoanalysis and structuralism. 

Fieldwork: Native American North-West, East Asia (Korea & China), Australia, Malta, Italy.

Phone: 2340 3714

Office: Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Hursun, University of Malta 





Research Fellow in Postcolonial Studies: Dr Norbert Bugeja

Research Interests: Postcolonial Mediterranean studies, Postcolonial theory and criticism, Mashriqi and Maghrebi politics and cultural critique, materialist and poststructuralist criticism, eastern Mediterranean cultural politics and literary studies, Anglophone Mediterranean fiction and non-fiction, critical and cultural theory, Middle Eastern studies, spatial and memorial theory, world literary studies with a specific focus on the MENA region.  

Phone: 2340 3769

Office: Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Hursun, University of Malta




Visiting Researchers:

Professor Kim Jung Ha, Busan University of Foreign Studies, Institute for Mediterranean Studies  is at the Mediterranean Institute to intensify his research on:

1.    The history of ‘Mediterranean civilizations’ from  an ‘Interconnected and variably balanced’ point of view. The Mediterranean has always been a stage from where various historic protagonists have participated throughout the centuries and hence all interpretations have to be multifaceted and inclusive of these.  Kim Jung Ha attempts to go back through an over-view of ‘the history of Mediterranean civilizations’ from an Oriental point of view. To do so he takes as starting point YouHaeng(流行) and DaeDae(待對) ‘Book of Changes’ – considering these as two fundamental elements necessary to explain the history of Mediterranean civilisations. From this point Professor Kim Jung Ha studies more specifically the ‘secularism of the Renaissance’ with regard to:

2.    the Renaissance:
2-1. capital and political power
2-2. art and the commercialization of knowledge
2-3. ‘Ratio’ and science



Giannantonio Scaglione (Ph.D in Modern History)

Member of different research groups granted by the University of Catania, by MIUR ( Education and Research Italian Ministry), by the "Ecole Francaise de Rome", by the Spanish "Ministerio de Cencia e Innovaciòn" is author of many essays and thematic papers published in volumes and specialized periodicals.
At this time the researches of Mr Scaglione are focused on the processes of development of urban and territorial identities in the Mediterranean area during the Modern age reconstructed also with the use of computerized cartographic processings.
Today, as winner of scholarship for an international research "XIII  Executive Porgramme for Cultural Collaboration between Malta and Italy" he is working on a study on the History and representation of urban settlement in Malta between the XVI and XVIII century.  

Giannantonio Scaglione
Call for papers
The conference Shores of Encounter: Conflict and Conviviality in the Mediterranean organised by the Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta in collaboration with the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies is to be held on Friday 28th June 2019.
Seminar by Dr Karsten Xuereb
This Seminar entitled 'Perpetuating European colonialism in the Mediterranean: the cases of cultural governance in Malta and Tunisia' is going to be held on Thursday 17th January 2019 at 18.00 hrs at the Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Hursun, University of Malta. 
Upcoming Events
Please find a link to upcoming events.
Seminar by Dr Bashir Abu-Manneh
This seminar entitled 'Palestinian Trajectories: Novel and Politics since 1948' is going to be held on Wednesday 31st October at 18.00 hrs at the Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Hursun, University of Malta. 
The Journal of Mediterranean Studies available online
The Journal of Mediterranean Studies (ISSN: 1016-3476) published by the Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta is now available online through the prestigious Project Muse platform.
Supervision for M.A./Ph.D research
The Mediterranean Institute is providing trans-disciplinary supervision for Masters of Arts and Doctoral research...
Last Updated: 17 October 2016

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