Our past activities

Our past activities

Past academic activities

  • Defining Woman in Medical Discourse and Science Fiction - C. Vassallo
  • The Pinocchio Syndrome and the Prosthetic Impulse – V.E. Grech
  • On Flesh and Prosthesis – V. Sultana
  • The Medical effects of space travel: myths and facts – G. Caruana Dingli
  • The Discourse of Doctor‐Patient Encounters ‐ A Sociolinguistic Perspective – L. Scriha
  • The accoucheur looks at the Torah – C. Savona‐Ventura
  • Persons with M.E. in Malta. Between critical realism and social constructivism – M. Brown & M. Briguglio
  • Epilepsy: the falling sickness in literature and in the movies – J. Mifsud
  • The face: an overlap of science and art – J. Cacciottolo
  • Art and arthritis – C. Mallia
  • Translating Medical Terms into Maltese: Practice or Theory? – C. Briffa
  • Languages and evolution: the family tree and historical stratification – J. Brincat
  • Childhood Obesity in Malta: a sociological perspective – G. Martin
  • Hospitallers: Healing the Body, Healing the Soul, c.1580‐c.1700 – E. Buttigieg
  • Processes in Clinical Reasoning – A. Felice
  • Image‐based technique in a mind‐body medicine approach and linking it to Asclepian dream incubation healing methods of Ancient Greece – L. Cassar
  • Bipedalism and Obstetrics – an Exercise in Darwinian Evolutionary Medicine – Y. Muscat Baron
  • Eros, Thanatos and the Inception of Psychoanalysis. The Case of Sabina Spielrein, Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud in the Filmic Versions of Roberto Faenza and David Cronenberg – G. Lauri Lucente
  • Life after Posthumans: Some Reflections on Recent Scholarship at the Humanities‐Medical Sciences Interface – I. Callus
  • The Might of Healing Springs: Writing, Health and Disease in Shelley (and Mary Shelley) – M. O’Neil
  • Feminisation and the Maltese Medical Profession -J. Cacciottolo, C. Vassallo & G. Martin
  • The Changing Faces of Future Doctors: Reflections of Contemporary Prospective Patients in Star Trek over Four Decades – V.E. Grech
  • A Gynaecologist Looks at the Torah – C. Savona Ventura
  • After Posthumanism: Medicine and Twenty-First Century Literature – I. Callus
  • Beam me out Scottie! - An alternative to Caesarean Section – V.E. Grech & C. Savona Ventura
  • Changing depictions of Santa Claus in science fiction magazines and superhero comic book covers – V.E. Grech
  • It’s the end of the world as we know it? – J. Lauri
  • Christmas Spirit – J. Cacciattolo
  • Not your Ordinary Doctor: From Scalpels to Scales - A Gift for Christmas. – M. Frendo
  • Christmas – a pagan festival? – E. Sinagra
  • The Star of Bethlehem: Scientific fact? Narrative theology, or both? - A. Frendo
  • Writers in quarantine – P. Vassallo
  • Adoptions – S. Attard Montalto
  • Travels in Prague – M. Darmanin
  • How plants travel – S. Lanfranco
  • GPS – P. Zammit
  • Avian migration – L. Cassar
  • The pains of travelling – C. Falzon
  • Discourse on travel in neuroscience – J. Sultana
  • Flying women – C. Savona-Ventura
  • Ink – E. Sinagra
  • Prophylactics – J. Cacciottolo
  • Cement – J. Camilleri
  • Adverts – V.E. Grech
  • Pots – P. Camilleri
  • Wine – L. Said
  • Diving into the Unknown - where flatulence is of no use - T. Gambin
  • Reconstructing the Past - B. Ellul
  • Prescription drugs misuse: a global health challenge affecting women and girls - M. Clarke
  • Medicine makers and dispensers in Malta: three centuries ago - I. Grima
  • A journey into tomorrow's pharmacy - M. Cordina
  • Chemists at war - E. Sinagra
  • Music and cardiovascular disease – R. Sciberras:
  • Bright Molecules with Sense and Logic – D.C. Magri
  • The journey from Charity to Rights – V. Gauci
  • Clocks though the ages: from irrelevance to a profound scientific art form – S. Attard Montalto
  • Copy or Authentic? Gold ring from the National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta, Malta – D. Vella
  • Politics of the Breast – J. Cacciottolo
  • The Battle of Trafalgar and Death of Nelson – D. Fenech & J. Cacciottolo
  • Spirit of Trafalgar – E. Sinagra
  • The other Horatio Nelson – P. Vassallo
  • Wither weather? ...and climate? Atmospheric geographies as they conditioned naval strategy at Trafalgar – J. Schembri
  • Napoleonic Wars, Offshore Surveys and Archaeology - T. Gambin
  • Food Consumption in 19th Century Malta - C. Cassar
  • Disease in 19th Century British sailors stationed in Malta - C. Savona Ventura
  • The Star – V.E. Grech & I. Callus
  • Angels on Horseback - M. Gera
  • The Neapolitan crib: God in man's image? – A. Borg
  • Naughty or Nice? Can you remember who you are? – G. Fenech
  • The Heavens at Christmas - G. Caruana Dingli
  • Christmas and Comedy - K. Bonello
  • Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh – E. Sinagra
  • Introduction: Women and Work: A few words from Virginia Woolf – C. Vassallo
  • Women Inventors and Women in the World of Science - E. Portanier Brejza
  • Marriage Alliances for the Sake of Art: The Case of Renaissance Messina (Sicily) - C. Vella
  • Determination of Gender - C. Savona Ventura
  • On the Vocation of Women – C. Galea
  • Women in the Bible: With Special Reference to the Hebrew Bible – A. Frendo
  • Would I Rather be a Girl than a Cyborg? On Monstrous Dolls and the Possibility of TechnoFeminism – M. Theuma
  • Viscum, Virgins, and Valentine's: why sex exists – S. Lanfranco
  • Plonk at the London National Gallery – V.E. Grech & L. Said
  • Speed, prestezza and artistic virtuosity - K. Sciberras
  • 2 Billion Drones for Santa Claus - J.C. Betts
  • The first Christmas: fact and fiction - J. Friggieri
  • Giovan Francesco Buonamico (1639-1680): mill-poeżija sal-botanika, u ftit aktar - B. Micallef & E. Lanfranco
  • World War I: Fumbling for a Meaning – D. Fenech
  • World War I: Effects on progress in Medical Science – C. Savona Ventura
  • “Lest we Forget”: The Illusion of the Great War on Celluloid – G. Lauri Lucente
  • European Literary Modernism and the Great War: The Experience of Robert Musil and Robert Walser – I. Callus
  • No Comic Matter: Technology in the Great War as depicted by Four Graphic Novel Authors – J.C. Betts
  • Beating (chemical) ploughshares into swords: How World War I influenced the fate of artificial nitrogen fixation – A.J. Vella
  • I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas ... The Story of the Snowflake – E. Brejza
  • A Treat not a Truce: World War II Christmas Dos at Kalafrana – J.A. Schembri
  • Festive Flora and Fauna - D. Dandria
  • Documenting Christmas: The Cultural Documentation of the Yuletide Season – M. Kosciejew
  • Christmas in Hospital: A Time of Good Cheer – M. Scerri
  • The Poetic Writings of Maltese Physicians: A Prescription for Christmas – A. Fiorini
  • The Sette Giugno: perception and perspective – D. Fenech
  • The 1958 riots in Malta: teaching silenced history in Maltese school classrooms – Y. Vella
  • “Viva el rey y muera el mal gobierno” (Long live the King and Death to bad Government). The Insurrection of Tupac Amaru II – C. Vassallo
  • Digital Platforms. At the service of insurgents and peddlers of surveillance capitalism - A Grech
  • The press and insurrection: From fake news to controlled news and back again – M. Edge
  • Civil unrest and the economic motive – P. von Brockdorff
  • IN COMMEMORATION: Tessie Camilleri and Blanche Huber - the first two women admitted to university studies in Malta – P. Camilleri
  • Is it that true that education not only takes women forward, but educated women take society forward? – E. Coombs
  • Maltese women in academia: Has the glass ceiling cracked? – L. Sciriha
  • IN CONVERSATION with the Registrar – V. Grech
  • Through the looking glass: transformative education and contested spaces – B. Murphy
  • Hors Concours: Women and Higher Education - Introducing the Exhibition – R. Vella
  • IN CONCLUSION: 100 years of women at the University of Malta: past achievements, future challenges – C. Sammut

  • The Neapolitan Presepe: Popular Culture, Fine Art  K. Sciberras
  • Dreaming of an AI Christmas – C. Debono
  • The war with your Card starts with ‘Merry Christmas’  E. Said
  • From the North Pole to North Oxford: Tolkien's Father Christmas Letters  P. Vassallo
  • A trip to Diabesityland: the Father Christmas tale  S. Cuschieri

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