The book ‘Maltese Archives… my choice’ by Dr Charles J. Farrugia was presented and discussed at the Historical Archives of the European Union (EUI) in Florence. The book was published on the occasion of Farrugia’s 30th anniversary working in the Maltese archives sector. The event held at Villa Salviati was introduced by Dieter Schlenker, Director of the EUI.
It was also addressed by Dr Caterina Del Vivo, President of the National Association of Italian Archivists (Toscana). Dr Farrugia was introduced to the audience by Prof. Anna Maria Tammaro form the University of Parma.
Dr Farrugia spoke about the value of archives not only for the local history but in their Mediterranean, European and international contexts. This view inspired the other two interventions – one by Prof. Giancarlo Casale from the European University Institute who dealt with the Mediterranean dimension, followed by an Italian perspective by Carla Zarilli, former Director of the Florence State Archives.
He is Head of the Department of Library, Information and Archive Sciences within the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences.