Prof. Dr. Mario Buhagiar


University of Malta


Curriculum vitae

Mario Buhagiar is Professor of History of Art at the University of Malta and was for twenty-five years head of the Department which he founded. He is a Member of the Order of Merit (MOM) of the Republic of Malta and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries London (FSA). His areas of specialisation are Early Christian, Byzantine and Medieval Antiquities and the Art and Architecture of the Knights of St John. He is the author of specialised books and studies on art and archaeology. 


Wichtigste Publikationen:

St Catherine of Alexandria: Her Churches, Paintings and Statues in the Maltese Islands, Malta 1979;

Late Rome and Byzantine Catacombs and Related Burial Places in the Maltese Island, Oxford 1986;
The Iconography of the Maltese Islands: Painting 14001900, Malta 1987;
Mdina the Cathedral City of Malta – A Reassessment of its History and Works of Art, Malta 1996;
The Late Medieval Art and Architecture of the Maltese Islands, Malta 2005;
The Christianisation of Malta – Christian Catacombs, Cult Centres and Churches in Malta to 1530, Oxford 2007;
Essays on the Knights and Art and Architecture in Malta 15001798, Malta 1909;
St Paul’s Shipwreck and Early Christianity in Malta, in: The Catholic Historical Review 93/1 (2007), S. 1–16;
The Jewish Catacombs of Roman Melite, in: The Antiquaries Journal 91 (2011), S. 73–100.