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The EAA Conferences

EAA 14th Annual Meeting will be held 16-21 September, 2008 in Valletta, Malta.


Malta and the EAA Conference, 2008

Official Conference Flyer

... Malta looks forward to hosting the EAA Annual Meeting in 2008. Many of the participants will already be familiar with the Maltese archipelago because of its long and fascinating past.

On the occasion of the Annual Meeting in 2008, there will be pre and post-event tours during which the participants can get a taste of Malta’s rich archaeological and historical heritage and, of course, enjoy the sun and sea as well! During the meeting we shall also have the opportunity to visit some significant sites, and those who want to be more independent will find that the island's extensive network of bus links offers an easy and cheap way to travel round at your leisure. The distances are small, and the number of sights large.

For further information about Malta, access the Heritage Malta and Malta Tourism Authority websites: www.heritagemalta.com and www.visitmalta.com

Malta, Gozo and Comino, the inhabited islands of the Maltese archipelago, lie at almost the exact geographical heart of the Mediterranean Sea. With Sicily some 100 km to the North, Tripoli 350 km to the South and Tunis 320 km to the West, Malta is virtually at the crossroads between continents. The islands’ strategic position has, in fact, made them subject to a succession of rulers, who in turn left their influence on the country and language as we know them today. Malta’s prehistory dates back to 5000 B.C., whilst its documented past is traceable over a period of 2000 years. 

In 1964 Malta obtained its political independence from Britain and in 1974 it became a republic. Elections to the House of Representatives are held every five years. Malta is a member of the United Nations and its various organisations and ever since 1964 has takean active role in United Nations affairs. In 1967 Malta launched the idea of seabed resourcesbeing the common heritage of mankind. Malta joined the European Union on 1 May, 2004. 

The national language is Maltese which is a complex derivative of Semitic and Romancelanguages using a primarily Latin alphabet but also including a number of additional letters which originate in the Arab language. English is also an official language and you will find that almost everyone speaks it.

Patricia Camilleri, President, Archaeological Society of Malta

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Montreal-Rosemont, Qc 2002