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
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
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.
(11 January 2020) - Kangaroo Island, Australia, devastated by bushfires: Island solidarity expressed
The recent bushfires in Australia have devastated Kangaroo Island and laid waste to the formerly lush greenery. The small island is home to about 4,700 islanders and is considered a ‘Noah’s Ark’ for animals like the estimated 25,000 koalas that perished in the fires. Since the outbreak of the disaster about one-third of the island has been destroyed, houses and farms, forest and livestock and wildlife gone, and two lives lost...
With an area of 4,405km2, Kangaroo Island is small, with an economy based on agriculture and tourism. In July 2017, the island’s community hosted ISISA 15th Islands of the World Conference and gave the international island studies community a warm welcome.
With this critical time in mind, the Executive of the International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA) expresses its solidarity with all fellow Kangaroo islanders. Our hearts go out to all the suffering inhabitants - human and fauna - of Kangaroo Island. Meanwhile, we are confident that the strong sense of community and deep reservoirs of resilience will rise to the occasion and help you cope as best you can, while looking forward to better days.
Please know your island family from around the globe supports you in your loss, but also in your resilience.
ISISA is making a $1,000 donation to the Children Bushfire Fund on KI, in support of children and their families displaced by the fires.
Our thoughts are with you.
The Executive of ISISA