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The Alfred Mizzi Foundation renews sponsorship of the Malta Historical Society

By 26 Jul 2021June 22nd, 2022No Comments

The Malta Historical Society is pleased to announce that The Alfred Mizzi Foundation will be extending its sponsorship of the MHS for the years 2023-2026.  In previous years, the generous support given by the Foundation was instrumental in ensuring that the MHS achieves the aims for which it was first set up as a voluntary organization in 1950, that is, the study of the history of Malta, the diffusion of its knowledge, and the safeguarding of Maltese historical heritage.  These aims reflect the objectives of The Alfred Mizzi Foundation to promote Maltese heritage and to encourage research on Maltese culture, heritage and history.

The society’s new sponsorship for the next four years will see the MHS keeping its traditional monthly lectures on a regular basis.  It will also go towards two biennial editions of the MHS History Week, which provides a public forum for the dissemination of new research on Maltese history, as well as towards the 5th and 6th editions of the MHS History Awards which encourage emerging and established historians who achieve high standards in research and publication on Maltese history.  

As the Malta Historical Society is looking forward to the new challenges of giving a digital platform to the history of Malta among wider audiences and a growing membership base, the renewed sponsorship agreement with The Alfred Mizzi Foundation will ensure the necessary financial means to maintain the Society’s activities for the coming years.


Photo caption (left to right)

Vincent Peresso, MHS treasurer, Albert Petrocochino, The Alfred Mizzi Foundation Trustee, Theresa Vella, MHS President, Julian Sammut, The Alfred Mizzi Foundation Chairman, and Chris Vella, MHS Secretary, at the Annual General Meeting of the Malta Historical Society.