Island Studies International: Conferences and Events


2017 CONFERENCES (clicking on titles will take you to conference websites with abstract submissions information and registration deadlines)

July 10-14, 2017 | Dundee, Scotland | Island Invasives Conference 2017
Hosted by University of Dundee

September 13-16, 2017 | Bo, Norway | Traditions and transformations in the sustainability of rural communities
Hosted by North Atlantic Forum (NAF) and Telemark University

Working symposium September 29-30, 2017 | Reykjavik, Iceland | RTD-13: Tackling Overtourism – Local Responses
Hosted by University of Iceland

October 24-27, 2017 | Copenhagen, Denmark | Mermaids, Maritime Folklore, and Modernity
Hosted by Island Dynamics

October 24-27, 2017 | Funchal, Madeira | Senses & Sensibilities, Design Beyond Borders & Rhizomes
Hosted by Unidade de Investigação em Design e Comunicação (UNIDCOM/IADE) and Madeira University

November 8-12, 2017 | Funchal, Madeira | Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos 2017 
Hosted by Island Dynamics

November 8-12, 2017 | Funchal, Madeira | III Insula International Colloquium – Beyond Nature and Artifice
Hosted by CIERL-UMa – Centro de Investigação em Estudos Regionais e Locais (Research Centre for Regional and Local Studies), University of Madeira

November 17-21, 2017 | Okinawa, Japan | Externalities: “Mainlands, Great Powers, and Other Islands
Hosted by Reseau d’excellence des territoires insulaires (RETI) / University of the Ryukyus

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2018 CONFERENCES

January 21-25, 2018 | Longyearbyen, Svalbard | EXTREME: Rethinking the Limits to Community, Architecture, and Urbanism
Hosted by Island Dynamics

March 11-14, 2018 | Philipsburg, Sint Maarten | Island States/Island Territories: The 1st International Conference on Small Island States and Subnational Island Jurisdictions
Hosted by University of Prince Edward Island / University of St. Martin

March 30-April 1 | Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York | Archipelagos and Aquapelagos – Conceptualizing Islands and Marine Spaces 
Hosted by The Pratt Institute

April 16-20, 2018 | Honolulu, Hawai’i |  7th International Conference on Environmental Future: Humans and Island Environments
Hosted by the Foundation for Environmental Conservation, the East-West Center, the University of Hawai’i Mānoa, and the Newcastle University Institute for Sustainability

June 10-14, 2018 | Leeuwarden – Terschelling, The Netherlands | Islands of the World XVI: The Changing Future of Islands
Hosted by International Small Island Studies Association (ISISA), Waddenacademie, University of Groningen, KITLV, Leeuwarden Cultural Capital of Europe 2018 and Oerol-Sense of Place

September 26-29, 2018 | Zhoushan, China | Islands, Resources and Society: Sustainable Development under Globalization and Urbanization
Hosted by Island Dynamics

October 1-5, 2018 | Pongso no Tao, Taiwan | Indigeneous Communities, Indigenous Spaces:Tradition and Change in a Globalising World
Hosted by Island Dynamics

November 30-December 3, 2018, Nuuk, Greenland |  Nuuk, Greenland |
Economics and Development in Microstates, Islands, and the Arctic
Island Dynamics and Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland’s Department of Economics and Business