Welcome to the Malta Historical Society website


AbelaThe Malta Historical Society is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1950 and its aims are the study of the History of Malta, the diffusion of its knowledge, and the safeguarding of Maltese historical heritage.


In these pages you can access full details of the wide and varied range of the Society's activities.


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


(Picture: Portrait of Gian Francesco Abela - the father of Maltese history, - Univeristy of Malta Library)



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 'for life long committment to the study of history'.


  • Din l-Art Helwa
    Din l-Art Helwa aims to safeguard the historic, artistic and natural heritage of Malta.
  • Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
    The foundation's aim is to raise awareness of the Maltese Islands' extensive heritage locally and internationally, through museums, exhibitions and publications.
  • Malta Classics Association
    The Association aims to bring back to life the immense treasures of the Greek and Roman civilizations.