Toni Sant

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Toni Sant
Sant, wearing spectacles, and an open-necked shirt
Sant in 2013
Born 1968 (age 45–46)
Nationality Maltese
  • Lecturer in Performance & Creative Technologies
  • Wikimedia UK Education Organiser
Known for Franklin Furnace & the Spirit of the Avant-Garde

Toni Sant (born 1968) is a Maltese academic and former radio and television presenter, producer and music journalist. He is Reader in Digital Curation at the University of Hull's School of Arts & New Media[1] on the Scarborough campus, England.

Sant has a B.A. in Theatre Studies from the University of Malta and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University.[2] His publications include the book Franklin Furnace & the Spirit of the Avant-Garde: A History of the Future (2011, Intellect, ISBN 978-1841503714) about the Franklin Furnace Archive arts organisation in New York.[3]

Sant joined Radio Malta in 1986 as a journalist on music programmes such as Kważi Kull Filgħaxija (1988/89), Mill-Garaxx (TVM - 1989/90), Il-Fil tat-Tiġdid (1989), Mal-20 bid-Daqq (1989/90), Immaġina: John Lennon (Radju Malta - 1990), Blast (TVM - 1990), Tutti Frutti (TVM - 1991). His television career included commentary for Malta at the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest.[citation needed]

In December 1991, Sant left TVM to begin a career as television and radio producer and programme manager for Radio One Live which produces Music programmes. Sant also remained associated with TVM as he produced music programmes for the station.[citation needed]

Sant was previously Senior Lecturer in Performance & Creative Technologies and Director of Research in the School of Arts and New Media at the University of Hull.[2]

Since March 2013, he has also been Education Organiser for Wikimedia UK.[4]

Currently Sant remains associated with music by broadcasting podcasts on his website.[5]


  1. ^ "Keynote speakers". iParadigms Europe. 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Dr Toni Sant". University of Hull: The School of Arts and New Media. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Franklin Furnace and the Spirit of the Avant-Garde". University of Chicago Press. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Toni Sant joins Wikimedia UK as Education Organiser". Wikimedia UK. 2013-03-08. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Sant, Toni. "Podcasts". Toni Sant. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

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