On Saturday 6th October 2012, Wirt iż-Żejtun will be holding its first symposium since it was set up in the end of 2012.  The subject of this symposium will be the Żejtun Roman Villa and hence the title – The Żejtun Roman Villa: Research, Conservation, Management.

Twelve papers will be presented at this symposium, all prepared by academics and experts in the field.  This collection of papers will be dealing with the three important themes – Research, Conservation and Management.

Although at the symposium the papers will be presented in Maltese, all papers will be  published in an English version through a specific publication which can be ordered on-line by clicking here.

To view the full programme of the symposium, kindly click here.

The following is the list of papers which will be presented:

The Żejtun Roman Villa: Its past and present context Perit Ruben Abela
Understanding the territory of the Żejtun Villa in Antiquity – three new archaeological discoveries Dr Anthony Pace, Nathaniel Cutajar, Bernardette Mercieca, Christian Mifsud, Mevrick Spiteri
Research and Discoveries
Perspectives on Olive Cultivation and Processing in Maltese Roman Antiquity Dr Joseph Buhagiar
A drop in the ocean – the movement of olive oil in the Roman period Dr Timmy Gambin
The Żejtun Roman Villa: past and present excavations of a multi-period site Profs Anthony Bonanno & Dr Nicholas Vella
The pottery from the 1972 excavation at the Żejtun Villa Maxine Anastasi
The Żejtun Roman Villa: Conservation issues Prof Jo Ann Cassar & Roberta De Angelis
An Innovative Way of Protecting Archaeological Sites: The Żejtun Roman Villa as a Case-Study Kane Borg, Claire Carter, Francesca Falzon, Kurt Sammut Alessi & Alex Torpiano
The Roman Heritage in the South Eastern parts of Malta – Management and Marketing Issues Dr Nadia Theuma
Managing cultural heritage sites in the South of Malta: the experience of Din l-Art Ħelwa Simone Mizzi
The tale of two cities: Connecting with our past through site interpretation Dr. Malcolm Borg & Samantha Fabri
What to do with the Żejtun Villa?: A management proposal David Cardona

Note: To view the abstract of each paper and information about each speaker you can click on paper’s title and speaker’s name. 

The symposium will be held with the collaboration of the Zejtun Parish and the Juventutis Domus who have made the Juventutis Domus Hall in Triq San Girgor, Zejtun available for us.

The full program of the symposium can be viewed by clicking here.

Closing date for registration is Sunday 30th September.

Attendance to the symposium is through prior registration which can be done on-line by filling the details below and subject to a €10 registration fee which should be paid either by a cheque payable to Wirt iż-Żejtun and sent by post to Wirt iż-Żejtun, PO Box 25, Zejtun, or by making a bank deposit to:

HSBC account No. 56096746001

Note: This data is being gathered and will be used in line with the provisions of the Data Protection Legislation.

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