International Small Islands Studies Association

Welcome to ISISA

ISISA is a voluntary, non-profit and independent organisation. Our objectives are to study islands on their own terms, and to encourage free scholarly discussion on small island related matters such as islandness, smallness, insularity, dependency, resource management and environment, and the nature of island life.


ISISA Conferences

Islands of the World XVII: Sharing Lessons, Sharing Stories

Venue: Signal Hill Campus of Memorial University, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

22 - 26 June 2020


Islands of the World XVI

For an Island Sense of Place

Leeuwarden and Terschelling, Frisian Islands, The Netherlands

June 10-14, 2018

Full Conference Programme and Abstracts

Islands of the World XV
Small Island Communities: Models for Global Survival
Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
2 – 7 July 2017

Islands of the World XIV (in collaboration with RETI: The Excellence Network of Island Universities)
Niss(i)ology and Utopia: Back to the Roots of Island Studies
University of the Aegean
Mytilini, Lesvos Island, Greece
23 – 27 May 2016

Opening Evening Programme - Conference Poster - Full Conference Programme


ISISA Publications

Island Studies Journal   Latest ISISA Newsletter

Island Events

ISISA - 17th 'Islands of the World' Conference - St John's, Newfoundland, Canada - 22-26 June 2020.

ISISA - 18th 'Islands of the World' Conference - Zadar and area, Croatia - 13-19 June 2022.

Accepting bids to host the 19th 'Islands of the World' Conference in 2024 - A Location in the Indian or Pacific Ocean is preferred.

Accepting bids to host the 20th 'Islands of the World' Conference in 2026.


Island News

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