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 the Co-ordinator for 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 spent a semester 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 Prof Mary Laven of Jesus College. His college in Cambridge was Peterhouse.

His first book was '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 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
  • Gender studies
  • Mediterranean History
  • History of religions
  • Global history
  • Military-religious orders - Order of Malta (Hospitallers)

Buttigieg, E. 2017, "''Everyday' Life during the Hospitaller Period: Sources and Approaches'", Melita Historica, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 167-186.

Buttigieg, E. 2017, "'A Space of Land and Sea: The early modern Harbour of Malta'" in Malta: Land of Sea, ed. S. Debono, Heritage Malta, BOZAR Exhibition Centre and Midsea Books, Malta and Brussels, pp. 35-44.

Buttigieg, E. 2017, "'Negotiating Encounters, Controlling Spaces: Official meetings between Grand Masters and Inquisitors in Valletta and Vittoriosa'" in The Roman Inquisition in Malta and Elsewhere, eds. M. Abdilla Cunnigham, K. Cassar & G. Vella, Heritage Malta, Malta, pp. 110-119.

Buttigieg, E. 2017, "'Preface' (book, Un ordine, una città, una diocese.)" in Un ordine, una città, una diocese. La giurisdizione ecclesiastica nel principato monastic di Malta in età moderna (1523-1722), ed. F. Russo, Aracne Editrice, Canterano, pp. 13-16.

Buttigieg, E. 2016, "'The Hospitallers and the Grand Harbour of Malta: Culture and Conflict'" in The Military Orders: Vol.6.1 Culture and Conflict in the Mediterranean World, eds. J. Schenk & M. Carr, Routledge, London, pp. 177-186.

Buttigieg, E. & Aloisio, M. (eds) 2016, Storja 2015, Malta University Historical Society, Malta.

Buttigieg, E. 2015, "'Introduction' (to Great Siege 1565 exhibition)" in Knights, Memory, and the Siege of 1565: An Exhibition on the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta, ed. D.K. Gullo, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, , pp. i-v.

Buttigieg, E., Abela, J. & Vassallo, C. (eds) 2015, Proceedings of History Week 2013: Second Colloquium on Spanish-Maltese History, Malta Historical Society, Malta.

Buttigieg, E., Azzopardi, S. & Licata, L. 2015, "Symbiotics of History and Social Psychology: Understanding Social Representations of History in Europe", Xjenza, vol. 3, pp. 36.

Buttigieg, E. & Davies, F. 2015, "Remembering 1565: The role of memory in the urban fabric of the Island Order State of the Hospitallers" in Besieged. Malta 1565, ed. M. Camilleri, Malta Libraries and Heritage Malta, Malta, pp. 147.

Buttigieg, E. 2014, "'Introduction' (to 'Melita Historica' special edition)", Melita Historica, vol. XVI, no. 2, pp. 11-20.

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., Mallia-Milanes, V., Mercieca, S. and Mallia, D. (ed) 2014, Melita Historica Vol.XVI No.2, Malta Historical Society, Malta.

Buttigieg, E. 2013, "'The Maltese Islands and the Religious Culture of the Hospitallers: Isolation and Connectivity c.1540s-c.1690s'" in Islands and Military Orders, c.1291-c.1798, ed. Buttigieg, E. and Phillips, S., Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 39-51.

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

Buttigieg, E., Abela, J. and Farrugia, K. (ed) 2013, Proceedings of History Week 2011, Malta Historical Society and MidSea Publications, Malta.

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, "'"Clash of Civilizations", Crusades, Knights and Ottomans: An Analysis of Christian-Muslim Interaction in the Mediterranean'" in Developing EU-Turkey Dialogue. A CLIOHWORLD Reader, ed. Hálfarson, G. and Sofu, H., PLUS, Pisa, pp. 1-18.

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

Buttigieg, E. 2010, "Family life and neighbourliness in Malta (c.1640-c.1760): Some preliminary observations based on evidence from the Magna Curia Castellaniæ", Arkivju, vol. 1, pp. 47-58.

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. 2009, "'The Pope wants to be the ruin of this Religion' - The Papacy, France and the Order of St John in the seventeenth century", Symposia Melitensia, vol. 5, pp. 73-84.

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.

Buttigieg, E. 2008, "Growing Up in Hospitaller Malta (1530-1798): Sources and Methodologies for the History of Childhood and Adolescence" in Bridging the Gaps: Sources, Methodology and Approaches to Religion in Europe, ed. J. Carvahlo, Plus-Pisa University Press, Pisa, pp. 129-146.

Buttigieg, E. 2006, "Growing up in Hospitaller Malta (1530-1798): An Overview" in Religion, Ritual and Mythology: Aspects of Identity Formation in Europe, ed. J. Carvahlo, Plus-Pisa University Press, Pisa, pp. 97-114.

  • 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
  • EST1036 - A Historical Perspective on EU Integration
  • HST1021 - Europe in early modern times c.1450 - c.1789
  • HST1022 - The Order of St John 1530-1798: A Cultural History Approach
  • HST2029 - Global history (c.1492 - c.1870)
  • HST3075 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1 - International and Global History
  • HST3076 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2 - European History
  • HST3077 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1 - International and Global History
  • HST3078 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2 - European History
  • 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)
  • HST5052 - The Order of the Hospital - the Rhodian Phase c. 1310 - 1522
  • HST5062 - Approaches to Health and Medicine: Historical Perspectives