WORKSHOP: Valorizing Maltese Emergency Underground Flour Mills 

Challenges and Opportunities for Local Communities

The aim of the workshop is to raise awareness on the Maltese Emergency underground flour mills and to co-design strategies for their sustainable reuse and valorization.

Built in the 1950’s by the British colonial Authorities to be able to supply the community in case of a new war, the underground flour mills are part of the architectural, historical, and industrial heritage of Malta. Nevertheless, they are still unknown to the community. Their potential for sustainable development is great but requires collective and action.

Participants will be involved in a living lab: they will be asked to express their ideas on how to preserve/valorize/reuse the underground flour mills and to identify the main challenges/bottlenecks to turn this abandoned heritage into a driver of sustainable local development. Brainstorming and cross-fertilization processes, supported by the research team, will be key to reflect together on potential strategies and next actions to be taken to keep the underground mills alive.

The workshop will be the occasion to share the proposals for reuse of the underground mills developed by the students of the University of Malta and to present the good practice of culture-led bottom-up regeneration process of an underground religious heritage, the Catacombs of San Gennaro (Naples, Italy).

The workshop is developed within the COST Action 18110 “Underground Built Heritage as catalyser for Community Valorisation” in cooperation with the University of Malta, Department for the Built Environment and the Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR IRISS).

To take part in the workshop, registration is mandatory and available here:

2nd HS Academy Training Camp “Built Heritage in Changing Environment”

The 2nd HS Academy Training Camp “Built Heritage in Changing Environment” will be held in Telč, Czech Republic

The Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ITAM CAS) is organizing the 2nd IPERION HS Academy Training Camp, which is to be held at the Centre Telč of ITAM CAS (Telč, Czech Republic) from June 26 to June 30, 2023.

The detailed programme will follow by the end of March 2023.

Registration is open until April 30th, 2023.  

Participation costs are fully covered by the IPERION HS project, but a fee of 50 € will be paid to cover course materials and related transfer costs. Travel expenses, subsistence and hotel accommodation expenses are not included and must be covered by each participant.   

If you have any questions, please contact Jakub Novotný ( or IPERION HS coordination office (

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IPERION HS and E-RIHS Webinar Series

IPERION HS and E-RIHS are organizing a series of webinars, a key source of state-of-the-art information on #HeritageScience research, facilities, policy and impact. The series contributes to the development of a vibrant heritage science community and is intended for anyone involved in interdisciplinary #heritage research.

The monthly webinars are typically 30 min long, followed by Q&A.

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National Conference: A Future for Industrial Heritage in Malta

The Industrial Heritage Platform at the University of Malta is organising a day-conference on the theme: A Future for Industrial Heritage in Malta.

The Conference shall be held at Antoine de Paule Hall at San Anton Palace, under the auspices of H.E. the President of Malta on the 24th January 2023 in the morning. National entities and other organisations shall participate at the conference and it promises to be a very interesting event 

Persons wishing to attend may register using the following online Form:

National Conference, 24th January 2023, 9.30am to 13:30

A Future for Industrial Heritage in Malta

Organised by the Industrial Heritage Platform, University of Malta

Industrial heritage consists of the remains of industrial culture which are of historical, technological, social, architectural or scientific value. These remains consist of buildings and machinery, workshops, mills and factories, mines and sites for processing and refining, warehouses and stores, places where energy is generated, transmitted and used, transport and all its infrastructure, as well as places used for social activities related to industry such as housing, religious worship or education. (TICCIH Charter,

The Industrial Heritage Platform at the University of Malta is organising a national conference on the Future for Industrial Heritage in Malta. The goal of the conference is to explore current challenges in Industrial heritage conservation, preservation in situ and adaptive reuse in Malta. The Conference shall bring together different entities and experts on Industrial Heritage in the Maltese Islands to explore future strategies towards a better understanding, appreciation and valorisation of industrial heritage machinery and buildings.