Prof. Nicholas C Vella

Prof. Nicholas C Vella

Prof. Nicholas C Vella

  B.A.(Hons),Ph.D.(Bristol),F.S.A.

Associate Professor

Archaeology Farmhouse
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2047
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta, from where I graduated in 1994. I read for a doctorate at the University of Bristol, UK, in Phoenician archaeology between 1994-1998, and was Rome Scholar at the British School at Rome in 1998-1999. I joined the University of Malta in 1999 where I have been lecturing since. I spent part of the spring term in 2006 as Research Associate of the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and was Visiting Scholar at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California, in the spring of 2007. I have been heading the department since autumn 2011.

When I am not teaching, supervising graduate work or contributing to various university committees on which I sit, I pursue my research interests. Currently these are focused on the publication of the multi-volume edition (with A. Pessina) of the unpublished writings of the Italian archaeologist Luigi Ugolini.

I also co-direct archaeological fieldwork at the Zejtun Roman Villa and am CI of the ERC-funded FRAGSUS project.
  • Mediterranean prehistory
  • Phoenician archaeology
  • Punic archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • History of archaeology
  • ARC1005 - Human Evolution and Prehistory
  • ARC1105 - Introduction to Human Evolution
  • ARC2010 - Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Mythology
  • ARC2018 - Research Methods for Undergraduate Dissertations
  • ARC3014 - The Development and Theory of Archaeology
  • ARC3021 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Archaeology
  • ARC3022 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Archaeology
  • ARC5001 - Archaeology of Maritime Mobility
  • ARC5004 - Manifestations of Maritime Culture: Objects, Voices and Landscapes
  • ATS5510 - Technology and Mediterranean Societies
  • IMS5020 - Topics in Maltese Studies
  • LAS1041 - Malta: People and History 1
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