The 2023/24 lecture series is being held in collaboration with the
Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta.
Special thanks to the head of department Dr Carmel Serracino.
All lectures will be held in person unless otherwise indicated.

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Lecture: Searching for Social Values: people-centered heritage in Malta’s historic places

17/11/2022 @ 6:00 PM

Presentation by Mr Joshua de Giorgio, PhD candidate, University of York.

In heritage practice, assessments of tangible heritage generally conform to certain criteria to define significance. Traditionally a great emphasis is placed on the historic and aesthetic value of places and objects. From the late 1970s however, heritage practice has increasingly recognized how the significance of heritage is also fundamentally linked to the social value that communities and stakeholders derive from it. This lecture will explore these ideas, introducing the underlying concepts and frameworks that support them. Drawing on previous research at Fort Tigné and the speaker’s current research in Valletta, this lecture will present an overview of outcomes of this research and the interdisciplinary methodologies adopted.


Photo credit: Archbishop Street, Valletta (courtesy Kappa Vision)



6:00 PM