Dr Dane Munro

B.A. (Hons)(Melit.),M.A. (Melit.),Ph.D. (RUG),Ph.D. (Melit.),KM,KCN,SMA

Dane Munro is a Resident Academic at the Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture (ITTC) at the University of Malta, where he has lectures on various tourism topics and cultural interpretation. He supervises undergrad and postgrad dissertations. Munro has an MA in the Classics and a PhD in the cultural anthropology of pilgrimage and faith-based tourism, University of Malta. He has also obtained a Ph.D. in history at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, regarding the culture of memoria and the identity of the knights of the Order of St John throughout the ages.

His research in Neo-Latin, symbolism, iconography and history of art has resulted in a standard publication on the sepulchral art at St John’s Co-Cathedral, ‘Memento Mori’ and numerous publications in related journals.

Munro sits on various boards within the ITTC and is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce, as a tourism consultant.

He is an editor of the International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IJRJP) and the publications of Sacred Journeys.

Munro is also a visiting professor and pilgrimage consultant at Primorska University, Slovenia in religious events and pilgrimage tourism. Furthermore he is a council member and academic co-ordinator for the Malta Union of Tourist Guides MUTG to further the education of tourists guides.

Dane serves as the President of the Sacra Militia Foundation, an academic organisation which conducts research regarding the Sovereign Military Order of Malta during their stay in Malta (1530-1798).

Munro has worked in tourism for over 30 years, both abroad and in Malta, as adventure tour leader (trekking, canoeing), cultural tours, MICE organisation, management, tour operation and as a tourist guide. In his lecturing, he merges tourism theory, practice and research fieldwork into a meaningful assembly.


Research Interests 

  • Tourism research in general
  • Film Tourism
  • Research methodology
  • Cultural anthropology of pilgrimage and faith-based tourism
  • (Art) History of the Order of St John
  • Sepulchral art and Latin