The diffusion of knowledge on the History of Malta is one of the aims of the Malta Historical Society. Since 1950, the society has collaborated with established and emerging historians to disseminate their research and to make it accessible to the general public by means of publications.
The MHS publishes Melita Historica, an annual journal with a choice of academic papers on a variety of historical subjects. Every two years, the MHS organizes History Week, an event spread over a number of days, when historians present new research to the public; the Proceedings of History Week are published soon after. The society has also published individual contributions through a series of booklets on distinguished figures in Maltese history, as well as occasional books to commemorate historical milestones.
Melita Historica is available online to all members of the Malta Historical Society, while the most recent two issues of the journal are available online to the public. All other publications are available through the online Bookshop.
Melita Historica is the journal of the Malta Historical Society and has been published annually since 1950. Members of the MHS enjoy unlimited access to the online issue of the journal through the digital library. A number of online issues are also accessible to the public.
A print copy of Melita Historica is sent free of charge to members of the MHS. It can also be bought by non-members by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or purchased online. A limited number of past issues are also available.
Contributors of articles and other material to be considered for publication are asked to follow the guidelines featured here. All submissions will be reviewed by the MHS Editorial Board.
Proceedings of History Week
The Proceedings of History Week have been published ever since the first edition held in 1981. History Week is organized every two years by the Malta Historical Society in fulfilment of the society’s aim to promote the study of Maltese history and to diffuse its knowledge among the public. Occasionally, History Week has focused on specific research areas, such as the French Occupation of Malta (1999), the Italian Risorgimento and Malta (2003) as well as Food History (2017) and Victorian and Edwardian Malta (2019).
Members of the MHS enjoy unlimited access to online issues of Proceedings of History Week through the digital library. Print copies can also be purchased online, or by writing to email@example.com. A limited number of past issues are also available.
The MHS Books are a series of studies and books published by the Malta Historical Society has to commemorate Maltese figures in history as well as to celebrate the anniversary milestones of the society since its establishment in 1950.