(AGENPARL) – mar 26 ottobre 2021 Honor Frost Foundation : Under the Mediterranean II Conference 6th –
10th April 2022 Malta
In October 2017 the ‘Under the Mediterranean’ conference was held in
Nicosia, on the centenary of Honor Frost’s birth in Cyprus. Over 100
speakers discussed a number of topics ranging from ship construction,
harbours and maritime cultural landscapes to maritime connectivity in
the ancient world. The ‘Under the Mediterranean II’ conference to be
held in Malta in April 2022 is a continued reflection of this mission
as well as Honor Frost’s connection to the island.
A conference in the heart of Valletta, a UNESCO world heritage site as
well as a baroque maritime city is an excellent echo of the title of
this conference, ‘Under the Mediterranean II’. The venue is the
historic campus of the University of Malta, originally built in the
17th century as a Jesuit College. Today, the Conference and Events
Unit, the Research and Innovation Development Trust and the Centre for
the Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution are found here. The
campus offers a variety of spaces for conference purposes, including
refreshment areas.
Honor Frost’s connection to Malta can be traced back to 1967 and the
Mellieħa Bay project. Ms Frost’s subsequent publication ‘The Mortar
Wreck in Mellieħa’, can be considered as the beginning of underwater
cultural heritage activities in Malta, as well as the beginning of a
long association between Ms Frost and Malta, where she kept a house
and considered it a second home. This connection will be celebrated
through a small ‘Honor Frost in Malta’ exhibition at the Malta
Maritime Museum, which will include her notes and illustrations from
the Mellieħa Bay excavation.
The Maritime Museum is responsible for the curation of 7000 years of
Malta’s maritime history, with numerous exhibitions highlighting the
different eras of the island’s maritime history, and housing some
20,000 artefacts in its unique collection. An excursion to the
Phoenician Shipwreck Project exhibition is also planned, located in
the Citadel of the neighbouring island of Gozo. The exhibition focuses
on highlighting the recent discoveries being made from an innovative
underwater project.
The full schedule will be posted in due course on the conference
webpage, as well as additional information on the venue, local
organiser and supporting institutions, travel and accommodation
possibilities and options for online payments for conference fees.
For more information you may wish to contact the Conferences and

Under the Mediterranean II

Fonte news : Christian FLAMMIA