Date: Thursday 13 February
Venue: Mediterranean Institute, Hursun Farmhouse, University of Malta Msida Campus
'Cultural interaction and maritime connectivity between Malta and Scicli in the High and Late Medieval period'
The Mediterranean Institute is delighted to announce the next session on the Mediterranean Institute Seminar. The seminar will take place on Thursday 13 February, at 18:00 at the Mediterranean Institute, Hursun Farmhouse, University of Malta (Msida Campus).
Dr Keith Buhagiar from the Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta, will deliver the Seminar and address the topic of 'Cultural interaction and maritime connectivity between Malta and Scicli in the High and Late Medieval period.'
Keith Buhagiar is a Ph.D. graduate in archaeology from the University of Malta specialising in central Mediterranean medieval and Early Modern cultural landscape development, hydrology, historical water management systems, cave-settlements, Palaeochristian and Byzantine archaeology. Dr Buhagiar lectures Palaeochristian, Byzantine and Medieval archaeology at the Department of Classics and Archaeology and the Faculty of Theology at the University of Malta. Research interests include geology, central Mediterranean, North African and Near Eastern water harvesting and water capture systems, human-induced landscape transformation processes, Maltese Medieval and Early Modern giardino-type agricultural estates, Late Roman, Palaeochristian and medieval burial spaces, rock-excavated dwellings and oratories, as well as Mediterranean settlement location and distribution. Dr Buhagiar's research is widely published in both foreign and local specialist journals and books, amongst which is the Malta and Water (AD 900 to 1900): Irrigating a semi-arid landscape book published by BAR/Hadrian Publishing of Oxford in 2016.
Attendees are cordially invited to a drinks reception following the Seminar and Q&A session. The Seminar is free and open to the public. Students are particularly encouraged to attend. For further information and reservations, kindly contact the MI Seminar convenor, Dr Norbert Bugeja at firstname.lastname@example.org