Dr Emanuel Buttigieg

Dr Emanuel Buttigieg

Dr Emanuel Buttigieg


Senior Lecturer

Room 219
Department of History
Faculty of Arts
The University of Malta
  +356 2340 2985
Emanuel Buttigieg is a Senior Lecturer in early modern history at the University of Malta. He is a member of the Board of Studies of the M.A. in Hospitaller Studies, Co-ordinator for the MA in Mediterranean Studies and a Visiting Lecturer at the Institute for European Studies.

He graduated B.A. (Hons) at the University of Malta in 2002; as part of his undergraduate studies he studied at the University of Exeter as an Erasmus exchange student. During 2003-2004 he was engaged as a Principal Officer at the Office of the Prime Minister of Malta. In 2004 he was awarded a Commonwealth (Cambridge) Scholarship in order to read for an M.Phil. in early modern history at the University of Cambridge; he wrote a dissertation about childhood history in early modern Malta. In 2005, he was awarded further scholarships from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain, the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and the Janatha Stubbs Foundation (Malta) in order to be able to pursue his studies at a doctoral level. His Ph.D. dealt with nobility, faith and masculinity in the Order of Malta in the seventeenth century. His Ph.D. supervisor was Dr Mary Laven of Jesus College. His college in Cambridge was Peterhouse.

His first book is entitled 'Nobility, Faith and Masculinity: The Hospitaller Knights of Malta, c.1580-c.1700' (London and New York: Continuum, 2011). Together with Dr Simon Phillips of the University of Cyprus he has also co-edited 'Islands and Military Orders, c.1291-c.1798' (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013). He is also the author of several papers in journals and edited books. At present he is Vice-President ex-officio of the Malta University Historical Society (MUHS) and he was a Committee member of the Malta Historical Society (MHS) between 2011 and 2015.

Emanuel Buttigieg is happy to supervise dissertations dealing with early modern themes in general, and the Order of St John in particular.

He also makes regular appearances on radio and TV programmes as an expert guest speaker on a variety of historical themes and current affairs.
  • History
  • Early modern history
  • History of religions
  • Gender studies
  • Mediterranean History
  • Military-religious Orders
  • Order of Malta (Hospitallers)

Buttigieg, E. 2014, "The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta - A General History of the Order of Malta" in The Orders of St John and Their Ties With Polish Territories, eds. D. Przems?aw & M. Przems?aw, The Royal Castle in Warsaw Museum, Warsaw, pp. 15.

Buttigieg, E. and Phillips, S. (ed) 2013, Islands and Military Orders, c.1291-c.1798, Ashgate, Farnham.

Buttigieg, E. 2012, " 'Politics and power in Grand Master Verdalle's Statuta Hospitalis Hierusalem (1588)'" in The Military Orders: Politics and Power, ed. P. Edbury, Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 153-164.

Buttigieg, E. 2012, "'Knights, Jesuits, the Inquisition and Carnival in seventeenth-century Malta'", The Historical Journal, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 571-596.

Buttigieg, E. 2011, Nobility, Faith and Masculinity: The Hospitaller Knights of Malta, c.1580-c.1700, Continuum, London & New York.

Buttigieg, E. 2009, "Chastity, Bachelorhood and Masculinity in early modern Europe: The case of the Hospitaller Knights of St John (c.1520-c.1650)" in Paths to Gender: European Historical Perspectives on Women and Men, eds. C. Salvaterra & B. Waaldijk, Plus-Pisa University Press, Pisa, pp. 209-224.

Buttigieg, E. 2009, "Knighthood, Masculinity and the Other: The Hospitaller Knights of Malta in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries" in Masculinity and the Other: Historical Perspectives, eds. H. Ellis & J. Meyer, Cambridge Scholars Publishers, Cambridge, pp. 281-303.

Buttigieg, E. 2009, "Protests and Revolts in the History of Malta" in The International Encyclopaedia of Protest and Revolution: 1500 to the present, ed. I. Ness, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden MA, pp. 2182-2187.

Buttigieg, E. 2008, "Childhood and adolescence in early modern Malta (1565-1632)", Journal of Family History, vol. 33, no. 22, pp. 139-155.

Buttigieg, E. 2008, "Encounters with the 'Other': Hospitallers and Maltese before the Great Siege of 1565" in The Military Orders: On Land and by Sea, ed. J. Upton-Ward, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 229-234.

  • ARC5004 - Manifestations of Maritime Culture: Objects, Voices and Landscapes
  • ATS5501 - Thinking 'the Mediterranean'
  • ATS5510 - Technology and Mediterranean Societies
  • ATS5511 - Sexuality, Gender and the Body in the Mediterranean
  • EST2110 - The History of European Integration
  • EST3205 - The Political Theories and Historical Processes of European Integration
  • HST1021 - Europe in early modern times c.1450 - c.1789
  • HST1022 - The Order of St John 1530-1798: A Cultural History Approach
  • HST2025 - The European Union: Historical Considerations
  • HST3075 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1
  • HST3076 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2
  • HST3077 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1
  • HST3078 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2
  • HST3089 - Synoptic Study-Unit: Maltese and Mediterranean History
  • HST3090 - Synoptic Study-Unit: European and International History
  • HST3097 - Synoptic Study-Unit: Maltese and Mediterranean History
  • HST3098 - Synoptic Study-Unit (European and International History)
  • LAS1041 - Malta: People and History 1