The International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University of Malta was represented at the seventh international conference of the London Centre for the Study of the Crusades, the Military Religious Orders and the Latin East.
The conference, titled 'The Military Orders: Piety, Pugnacity, Property', was held between the 7th and the 10th September 2017 and it was hosted by the Museum of the Order of St John, St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell, London.
Theresa Vella, a Visiting Lecturer at the International Institute for Baroque Studies, delivered a paper titled 'The Art Collections of Hospitaller Knights in Malta.' Daniel Borg and Mevrick Spiteri, both representing the Institute, addressed the topic of 'Representing Space: Surveying and Drawing Techniques in the Maltese Cabrei of the Order of St John (XVII – XVIII centuries).'
Spiteri, a post-graduate student of the Institute delivered an additional paper on 'The Economization of Built Property: Urban Houses of the Manoel Foundation in 18th century Valletta' while Matthias Ebejer, a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute, presented his paper titled '"Santificatevi e Siate Santi": Hospitaller Saints after the Council of Trent.'
These papers/themes reflect the international and multi-disciplinary approach to research adopted by the International Institute for Baroque Studies. This Institute offers a number of courses at Diploma, Master and Doctoral levels and publishes several important academic publications, including the peer-reviewed Journal of Baroque Studies.
For more information about the International Institute for Baroque Studies visit www.um.edu.mt/iibs