The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, US with generous sponsorship of The Farsons Foundation Trust, Strickland Foundation and in collaboration with the Department of English of the University of Malta have the pleasure of announcing a one day conference on the theme "Chesterton's Social & Economic Vision" to be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Erin Serracino Inglott Lecture Hall at the University of Malta (Tal-Qroqq, Msida MSD 2080).
Speakers include: Fr. Ian Boyd, C.S.B., President of the G. K.
Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture; Dr. Dermot Quinn,
professor of history at Seton Hall University. Introductions by Prof.
Peter Vassallo and Dr. Klaus Vella-Bardon.
About the Speakers
Fr. Ian Boyd, C.S. B. is an internationally recognized Chesterton
scholar and the author of The Novels of G.K. Chesterton (London 1975).
Father Boyd is the Founder and Editor of The Chesterton Review and the
President of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture based
at Seton Hall University.
Dr. Dermot Quinn is a Professor of History at Seton Hall
University, a member of the Board of Advisors of the G. K. Chesterton
Institute for Faith & Culture and a member of the Editorial Board
of The Chesterton Review.
Prof. Peter Vassallo is a professor of English Literature and
founding editor of the Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies and is currently
Chair of the Institute of Anglo-Italian Studies which promotes advanced
research in this interdisciplinary field of study. He was President of
the International Association of University Professors of English and a
Fellow of the English Association.
Dr. Klaus Vella Bardon is a Dental Surgeon by profession. He has
also been greatly inspired by Chesterton's writings. It is his
enthusiasm, shared with that of the late veteran journalist and weekly
columnist Mr. John Micallef, alias "Roamer," which has contributed to
the Chesterton programmes in Malta.
About the Sponsors
The Farsons Foundation
Simmonds Farsons Cisk was formed in 1948. Farsons is one of Malta's
leading group of companies and is presently in the catering business and
also became a major wines and spirits importer with the formation of
Wands limited. The Farsons Foundation was established in 1995, and is
endowed by Simonds Farsons Cisk plc. The aims of the Foundation are: to
promote and assist the development and public manifestation of Maltese
culture especially in the fields of art, music, literature and drama; to
contribute to the preservation, knowledge and enhancement of Maltese
heritage; to support research and publication of studies on Maltese
culture, heritage and history; to provide assistance to talented
Maltese nationals in the achievement of higher professional standards in
disciplines relating to art, music and drama; to contribute
financially towards the work of private, voluntary and non-profit
organisations and religious bodies engaged principally in fostering
The Strickland Foundation
The Strickland Foundation was founded by Ms. Mabel Strickland in
1979 and is the beneficiary of the majority shareholding in Allied
Newspapers Ltd., publishers of The Times and The Sunday Times in Malta.
Its objectives are to foster the national interest of Malta and to
promote democratic principles, the observance of human rights and the
exercise of free press. It was also established to uphold the European
character of Malta and support its presence in the Commonwealth, as well
as to finance scholarships. Among its aims is to improve the standard
of Maltese journalism and the preservation of its independence.
The University of Malta
The University of Malta traces its origins to the founding of the
Collegium Melitense which was set up through direct papal intervention
on November 12, 1592 and the present shape of the University was
established by the 1988 Education Act. The University of Malta is the
highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and is open
to all those who have the requisite qualifications. The University
strives to create courses which are relevant and timely in response to
the needs of the country. The University has 11,00 students including
over 650 international students from 77 different countries.
The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture & The Chesterton Review
The G. K. Chesterton Institute, a not-for profit educational
organization incorporated in the United States, Canada and Great
Britain, is located at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. Its
purpose is to promote the thought of G. K. Chesterton and his circle and
more broadly, to explore the application of Chestertonian ideas in the
contemporary world. The Institute’s work consists of conferences,
lecture series, research and writing. The Chesterton Review, founded in
1974, has been widely praised both for its scholarship and for the
quality of its writing. Edited by Father Ian Boyd, C. S. B., it includes
a wide range of articles not only on Chesterton himself, but on the
issues close to his heart in the work of other writers and in the modern
world. It has devoted special issues to C. S. Lewis, G. Bernanos, H.
Belloc, M. Baring, C. Dawson, and a Special Polish Issue among others.
The Chesterton Review also publishes one annual issue in Spanish and an
annual supplement in Portuguese, French and Italian. For information about the Institute or The Chesterton Review please contact: www.shu.edu/go/chesterton.
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