L-Akkademja tal-Malti, in collaboration with Heritage Malta, will be organising a talk about Gan Piet Frangisk Agius de Soldanis, an 18th century Gozitan scholar and pioneer on the study of the Maltese language, history, archaeology and religious subjects.
This talk is one in a series that were held throughout this year to commemorate 300 years since the birth of de Soldanis, author of the first printed grammar of the Maltese language.
The event will include a talk by Dr William Zammit, who very recently whilst abroad, found four letters written by de Soldanis himself. The content of these letters provide further insight on other known works of de Soldanis and on the publishers he used to work with. Since one of these letters is related to an application by de Soldanis to work at the Inquisition’s Tribunal, the organisers saw it fit to host the event at the Inquisitor’s Palace in Birgu.
A small reception will be held afterwards during which two publications about de Soldanis and a map of Gozo will be for sale at a discounted price.
The event will be held at the Inquisitor’s Palace on Thursday 20th of December at 18.00hrs.