Imago Militae 2019 Seminar
Speakers at the conference will be Dr Albert Ganado who will talk on The birth of a Malta Map collection; Prof. William Zammit on Malta-Related Maps and Plans at the Gennadius Library, Athens, Dr Alexander Kent and Dr John Davies on The Secret Soviet mapping of Malta during the Cold War; Prof. John A. Schembri on Sketches of villages in Malta and Gozo in 1907; Dr Ritienne Gauci and Ms Sara Jane Bezzina on Cartographic expression of young children's spatial skills; Dr Almudena Arellano on From Ghar Dalam to Pendimoun. Mediterranean itinerary; Mr Joseph Schirò on A bird's-eye view of the village of Ħal-Muxi by Lorenzo Cafà? and Ms Roberta Cruciata on The Maltese workshop of the Gili. From the Commissions for the Knights of Ursulo to the Malta Map of Aroisio.
Four foreign speakers will be participating. These are Dr. Almudena Arellano Alonso who will talk about cartography in pre-history. She will be travelling specialty from the Balzi Rossi (Red Rocks) site, Italy, one of the most important pre-historic sites in the world, where she is Superintendent. Dr Alex Kent who is a Reader in Cartography and Geographic Information Science at Canterbury Christ Church University, together with Dr John Davies who is a life-long map collector and enthusiast. And finally Dr Roberta Cruciata who is a Lecturer of Museology and Management of Museum Heritage at the University of Palermo.
The Malta Map Society was founded by Dr Albert Ganado, the 96-year-old President of the Society, and is known for its scholarly works on many aspects of Maltese Cartography. These last ten years, the Map Society has organized several activities including the very successful International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS) Symposium which was held in Malta in 2011.