In keeping with the aims and objectives of the Malta Historical Society, since 2014, the Society has presented awards to recognize those publications which have made a distinct contribution to Maltese historical studies. The Awards programme also aims to support emerging and established historians, by bringing their published papers to public attention.

The Awards programme starts with a public call to authors and to journal editors, inviting the submission of papers within one of two categories, either as established scholars or as emerging historians. Papers would have been published in peer-reviewed journals in the two years prior to the call for submissions.

The winning authors from both categories receive an honorary citation certificate, a one-year complimentary MHS membership as well as prize money, and a trophy in glass sculpture.

The call for submissions for the MHS Publication Awards 2024 is now open. Refer to the link below to check the details and instructions:

MHS Awards -Details and Instructions


The submission deadline is 15 May 2024.


Dr Emmanuel Buttigieg, ‘Corpi e anime in schiavitù: schiavi musulmani nella Malta dei Cavalieri di San Giovanni (1530-1798)’, in Studia Borromaica: Schiavitù del corpo e schiavitù dell’anima, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, 2018.


Prof. Conrad Thake, ‘Envisioning the Orient – The new Muslim Cemetery in Malta’, in Muqarnas, An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World, Bril, Holland, 2016.


Michael Cooperson, ‘Harsa gdida lejn ir-rakkont ta’ Al-Himyari dwar Malta’, in Il-Malti, Akkademja tal-Malti, Malta, 2014.


Christian Mifsud, ‘Per servitio di questi populi…’ The development of Valletta’s market place: a study of the evolution of the socio-spatial dialectic between the XVIth and the XIXth centuries’, in Journal of Baroque Studies, University of Malta, Malta, 2019.


Daniel Meilak, author of the paper ‘David versus Goliath and the Apotheosis of Malta’, published in Melita Historica, Malta, 2016.


Daniel Borg and Mevrick Spiteri, ‘The formation of the architect-engineer, perito and agrimensore, and their regulation by the Order of St John in eighteenth-century Malta’ published in the Journal of Baroque Studies, University of Malta, Malta, 2015.


Adrian Scerri, ‘Of briefs and privileges: The role of the ambassador of the Holy See (Fra Marcello Sacchetti) in safeguarding the Order of St John’s position during the 1680s’, in Proceedings of MHS History Week 2011, Malta, 2013.


Honorary Recognitions (Emerging Historians)

Chiara Cecalupo, ‘La Riscoperta Seicentesca delle Catacombe di Malta’, in Rivista di Archeologia Cristiana, XCIII, Rome, 2017.

Ernest Vella, ‘A stratigraphic study of the giren at Ix-Xagħra l-Ħamra, limits of Mellieħa, Malta’, in the Malta Archaeological Review 2012-2013, Malta, 2017.

Honorary Recognitions (Scholars)

Prof. Frans Ciappara, ‘Conversion Narratives and the Roman Inquisition in Malta, 1650-1700’ in The Journal of Religious History, v. 40, no. 4, December 2016, RHA Religious History Association, Australia.

Prof. Vicki-Ann Cremona, ‘Costume in carnival: Social performance, rank and status’, in Studies in Costume and Performance, Intellect, UK 2016.


Honorary Recognitions

William Soler, ‘A Recently Discovered Cartographic Delight: A Study of a unique Venetian map of the Great Siege of Malta’, Treasures of Malta, No. 63, Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, Malta, 2015.

Stephen C. Spiteri, ‘The Fortaleza of St Elmo’, in Treasures of Malta, No. 63, Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, Malta, 2015.