An Archaeology of Comparative Colonialism: material culture, institutions, and cultural change in Malta, c. AD 1530–1910

01 September 2015 → 28 February 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • History
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology
    • Art studies and sciences
    • Landscape architecture
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
  • Engineering and technology
    • Landscape architecture
Mediterranean ceramics urbanism colonialism institutions post-medieval archaeology
Project description

The project aims to produce a novel, material culture-led narrative of daily life in Malta, AD 1530-1910. Archaeological analyses of artefacts and space shall be integrated with archival evidence to produce a social interpretation, which shall be viewed through the prisms of colonial institutions and identity formation. The project culminates in a diachronic comparison of colonialism under three ruling groups.