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

project duration
01/09/15 – 31/08/16
abstract
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.