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History Matters

The Malta Historical Society is an NGO founded in 1950 with the and its aims are the study of the History of Malta, the diffusion of its knowledge, and the safeguarding of Maltese historical heritage.


We welcome all enquiries for membership from those with a commitment to the study of history.


The Society promotes discussion of history by means of a full programme of public lectures and disseminates the results of historical research and debate through its many publications. It also speaks for the interests of history and historians.


The Society offers a biennal award to historians whose publications have made a distinct contribution to Maltese historical studies. The awards will acknowledge excellence in scholarly articles on Maltese history published in Malta and abroad by established Maltese and foreign authors as well as articles by new entrants in the field of historical research.