Our research

Research activity within the School of Performing Arts is organised around three research groups. Our research groups aim at creating bridges between specialised expertise and interdisciplinary research, while also offering possibilities to create networks and collaborations with entities beyond the School and the University of Malta. Our research groups are:


Research seminar series

We organise our own Research Seminar Series. Find out all about these seminars.

Interested scholars and practitioners who would like to share their research within our Seminar Series or discuss any other research aspect can contact Dr Stefan Aquilina.

Annual international conference

We also organise an international Annual Conference; the theme for 2019 is 'Hybrid Practices: Methodologies, Histories, and Performance' and keynote speakers are:
Anne Bogart, Co-founder and Artistic Director – SITI Company, US
Prof. Nicola Dibben, Department of Music, University of Sheffield, UK
Dr Royona Mitra, Reader in Dance and Theatre, Brunel University London, UK

For full details about this conference visit the Conference website.

Staff publications



Photo of SPA Collective Performance 2018 by Rafael Mielczarek

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