Fri, 20 Jan|
Evening Lecture by Louise Fiott :Female Slaves in 18th Century Malta
The narrative of female slaves who resided within the Maltese islands in the eighteenth century is largely uncharted territory. This study presents enslaved and liberated women who paid their contribution to Maltese society.
Time & Location
20 Jan, 18:00
Valletta, Valletta, Malta
About the Event
Female slaves were an integral part of the families they lived within, playing an integral role within the family. The study goes through a journey of discovery into the everyday aspects of life of individual slaves, those who left something behind making it possible for them to be studied. Married and liberated slaves are studied through documents which have never been referenced before, thus bringing to light aspects in the life of these women who have been silent for over 200 years. Our Lecturere, Louise Fiott is a teacher of History at St. Ignatius College Secondary School. She has just finished her Master’s Degree in Mediterranean Studies focussing on the History of Female Slavery in the Mediterranean in the Eighteenth Century, with particular focus on the Maltese scene.