Professor Joseph Eynaud studied at the University of Malta and the University of Florence, Italy. He was Head of the Italian Department and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts. At present he is Head of the Department of Translation, Terminology and Interpreting Studies in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Malta. He is also an accredited interpreter for the European Institutions since 2003. He has published several books on comparative literature (Italo-Maltese), 18th Century Travel Accounts, Translation and Interpreting Studies and textbooks for students studying Italian as a Foreign Language. He was President of the Associazione Internazionale dei Professori d’Italiano between 2002 and 2008 and was awarded the title of Chevalier of the Republic of Italy in 2003.