Dr Petra Caruana Dingli

Dr Petra Caruana Dingli

Dr Petra Caruana Dingli

 B.A.(Melit.),B.A.(Hons)(Melit.),M.A.(Melit.),D.Phil.(Oxon.),M.B.A.(Maas.)

Senior Lecturer

63
Esperanto Street
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3935
Dr Petra Caruana Dingli graduated B.A. in English, Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Malta. She continued her studies in literature and graduated B.A.(Hons) and M.A. at the University of Malta. She then wrote a doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford, UK, and graduated D.Phil. in 2000. She graduated M.B.A. in General and Strategic Management from the Maastricht School of Management in 2003.

Dr Caruana Dingli is Senior Lecturer at the Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking at the University of Malta. She also lectures within the Department of English and the International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University.

She is a regular columnist for the Sunday Times of Malta, focusing on current affairs, cultural heritage and environmental topics . She is a Council member of the University's academic staff association UMASA, and Council member of the heritage NGO Din l-Art Helwa.

Her main areas of interest lie in heritage studies, early modern and nineteenth-century literature and culture, the cultural and creative industries, and travel writing.

Dr Caruana Dingli (formerly Bianchi) was Director for Environmental Protection at the Malta Environment and Planning Authority from 2011-2013. She was Country Director of the British Council in Malta from 2009-2011, and Executive President of the environment and heritage NGO Din l-Art Helwa.

Dr Caruana Dingli has also been a member of the following boards and committees: Today Public Policy Institute (2008-2018); Civil Society Committee of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) (2013-2015); Ornis Committee (2011-2013); Committee of Guarantee (2008-2011); Valletta/Mdina/Cottonera Rehabilitation committee (2008- 2011); Majjistral Nature and History Park Management Board (2007-2011); Council for Voluntary Organisations (2008-2010); National Federation of NGOs of Malta (2007- 2009); St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity Management Board (2000-2008).
  • Cultural Heritage; Heritage Studies
  • The Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Early Modern and Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2020. Letters to a Nun: Monastic Music in Early Modern Malta. Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 71 (3), pp. 562-578.

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2020. Written Fragments of a Dispute: Enclosing Monastic Spaces in Early Modern Malta. The Journal of Baroque Studies, 2 (4), pp. 135-154.

BONELLO, G., CARUANA DINGLI, P. and DE LUCCA, D., eds, 2018. Encounters with Valletta: A Baroque City Through the Ages. Malta: University of Malta.

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2018. The 'Culture of Writing' in Late Sixteenth-Century Malta: Oliviero and Caterina Vasco's Charitable Deed. Journal of Baroque Studies, 2(2), pp. 47-62.

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2018. Life in Nineteenth-Century Valletta: Maltese and British Cross-Currents. In: G. BONELLO, P. CARUANA DINGLI and D. DE LUCCA, eds, Encounters with Valletta: A Baroque City Through the Ages. Malta: University of Malta, pp. 289-313.

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2018. The Old Valletta Food Market. In: G. BONELLO, P. CARUANA DINGLI and D. DE LUCCA, eds, Encounters with Valletta: A Baroque City Through the Ages. Malta: University of Malta, pp. 265-277.

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2018. Visiting St Peter's Monastery. In: P. CARUANA DINGLI, ed, Peter Serracino Inglott - Adeodata Pisani: A Mystic Nun in Mdina. Malta: St Peter's Monastery, pp. 2-12.

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2018. The Waterside of Valletta: Grand Masters, Travellers and Military Men. In: G. BONELLO, P. CARUANA DINGLI and D. DE LUCCA, eds, Encounters with Valletta: A Baroque City Through the Ages. Malta: University of Malta, pp. 213-227.

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2016. Robert Caruana Dingli (1882-1940), a Maltese Artist. In: G. BONELLO, ed, Robert Caruana Dingli: Letters, Caricatures and Other Works. Malta: Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, pp. 45-92.

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2016. Trends and Transformation: Natural and Cultural Heritage in Malta. In: E. AGIUS and J. BERRY, eds, Minn Vizjoni ghar-Realtà: Mixja Flimkien b’Ferh u Impenn. Floriana, Malta: Archdiocese of Malta, pp. 51-61.

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2015. Memories in Verse: The Travels of Ludwig von Anhalt-Kothen (1579-1650). Journal of Baroque Studies, 1(3), pp. 5-20.

CARUANA DINGLI, P. and GALEA, M., 2015. The Future of Nature Parks in Malta: Innovation and Management. Malta: Today Public Policy Institute.

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2014-2015. Review of The Social and Religious History of a Maltese Parish: St Mary's Qrendi in the Eighteenth Century, by Frans Ciappara. Malta University Press, Malta: 2014
. Baroque Routes Newsletter, 20, pp. 20-21.

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2014. A Chief Secretary in Malta: Henry Lushington and the Italian Question. Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies, 13-14, pp. 97-114.

CARUANA DINGLI, P. and VASSALLO, C., 2014. Confronting the Challenge: Innovation in Broadcasting in Malta. Malta: Today Public Policy Institute.

CARUANA DINGLI, P., 2013. Standard Bearers of Free Enterprise: Memories of the Malta Chamber since the 1970s. In: G. BONELLO, ed, La Borsa: the People, the Building, the History. Malta: Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, pp. 164-185.

BIANCHI, P., 2011. Evolving Environmental Challenges in Malta. In: M. SCICLUNA, ed, Into the Future: Socio-Economic or Security Challenges for Malta, Malta: Today Public Policy Institute, pp. 23-25.

BIANCHI, P., 2009. Modernist Architecture in the 1950s and 60s: The Maltese Public and the Architects. In: P. BIANCHI and A. MICELI FARRUGIA, eds, Modernist Malta: The Architectural Legacy. Malta: Kamra tal-Periti, pp. 34-51.

BIANCHI, P. and MICELI FARRUGIA, A., eds, 2009. Modernist Malta: The Architectural Legacy. Malta: Kamra tal-Periti.

BIANCHI, P., 2001. Daughter of th’ Italian Heaven!: Madame de Staël’s Corinne in England. Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies, 6, pp. 233-242.

BIANCHI, P., 2001. Visitors to the Grand Master's Palace in Valletta. In: A. GANADO, ed, Palace of the Grand Masters in Valletta. Malta: Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, pp. 85-88.

BIANCHI, P. and SERRACINO INGLOTT, P., eds, 2000. Encounters with Malta. Malta: Encounters Books.

BIANCHI, P., 1998. From Improvvisatrice to Beatrice: Gabriele Rossetti’s Influence on his Daughter Christina’. Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, 8(Spring), pp. 17-33.

BIANCHI, P., 1997, 16th February. From Don Basilio to Le Tre Rome: Giuseppe Calì's Risorgimento. Sunday Times of Malta, 39.

BIANCHI, P., 1997. Rispetti and Sonnets: The Anglo-Italian Context of Augusta Webster's Later Poetry. Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies, 5, pp. 125-142.

BIANCHI, P., 1995. The Wittgensteinian Thread in Thomas Pynchon's Labyrinth: Aspects of Wittgenstein's Thought in V.. In: P. BIANCHI, A. CASSOLA and P. SERRACINO INGLOTT, eds, Pynchon Malta and Wittgenstein. Malta: Malta University Publishers, pp. 1-13.

  • BST2008 - Literary Activity in the Baroque Age
  • ENG2042 - The English Novel in the Later Nineteenth Century: Henry James
  • ENG2092 - Travel Writing
  • ENG2096 - The Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle
  • ENG2176 - Victorian Poetry
  • ENG3035 - Shakespeare in Context
  • ENG5052 - Writing the Mediterranean
  • IOT1022 - Academic Research Methods, Tools and Proposal Writing
  • IOT1024 - Understanding the Cultural and Creative Industries
  • IOT1026 - Innovation and the Environment
  • IOT5019 - Creative and Critical Thinking: Theory and Practice
  • IOT5038 - Creativity and Innovation in the Cultural and Creative Industries
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