International Small Islands Studies Association





Stephen A. Royle

The editor of the ISISA blog, Laurie Brinklow, contacted me with an invitation: ‘One idea I thought of is for you to write something about your “collection” of islands – where you're at in the list, how it all started, the oddest thing you've seen... that kind of thing.’ How could I refuse?

Collection? This refers to my list of islands visited. I am a true obsessive; of course I keep a list. And I boast of it. When I wrote my Geography of Islands, published back in 2001, I recorded proudly that I had been to 320 islands. Small beer; for when Godfrey Baldacchino had me write for his Archipelago Tourism book published in 2015, as boasted in the title of my chapter I had made then a 767-island odyssey. Small beer, for I have now, as of 4 January 2016, visited 855 islands. I write this piece on the island of Kyushu, Japan, where I am Visiting Professor at the Kagoshima University Research Center for the Pacific Islands. I...

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Welcome to the ISISA blog

Laurie Brinklow

As we launch our new ISISA website, I welcome you back to a renewed and revitalized ISISA blog - one in which I invite contributions from all of you.

As Editor, I envision this being a meeting place for those of us who happen to live on or study islands. I invite stories and news from your islands all around the globe. I invite editorials and rants, opinions and profiles, celebrations and research, island adventure stories and travelogues – and even gossip that’s too good not to share. Do you have questions or comments about island studies meetings or research projects or conferences – past and upcoming? Do you have some thoughts about a movie or documentary you’ve seen, or a book or an article you’ve read – for instance, maybe a paper in the latest issue of Island Studies Journal or Shima? Perhaps you’re doing a literature search or looking for potential research collaborators – let us know. This space is for...

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Dear Colleagues: Seeking your kind assistance in disseminating this information.


 Energy Policy is the leading international peer-reviewed journal addressing the policy implications of energy supply and use from their economic, social, planning and environmental aspects.

 This Special Issue – Energy Policy for the Future of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – is open for all contributors in the field of energy studies as they pertain to the unique challenges and opportunities of SIDS. We invite submissions of novel and original papers and reviews to this Special Issue that are grounded in sound scientific/ technical evidence and analysis with clear linkages and potentially...

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The 13th ‘Islands of the World’ ISISA Conference concluded in Magong City, Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan, on Saturday 27 September with the ISISA General Meeting. There were various important outcomes that all associated with ISISA will want to know. These include the new ISISA Executive (2014-2018):

Office Bearers:
President: Godfrey Baldacchino
Vice President: Beate Ratter
Secretary: Graeme Robertson
Treasurer: Stephen A. Royle
Communications Officer: Clyde Sakamoto

Other (Ordinary) Members:
Laurie Brinklow
Marina Karides
Dana Lewis-Ambrose
Elaine Stratford

The other big news is that ISISA is going to a yearly schedule, at least for a few years. This is a departure from past years as a look at the history of ISISA in the Charter shows.

The University of the Aegean in Lesvos (Lesbos to most non-Greeks) is to host the 2016 conference, whilst Kangaroo Island, South Australia, is up for July...

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Islands of the World IX


Islands of the World IX
Sustainable Islands ~ Sustainable Strategies

Concurrent Session Schedule
(as of 28 July 2006)


1) * indicates papers in Conference Proceedings – this file is 20MB
2) Abstracts for all presentations will be in the conference program

Monday, 31 July
Concurrent Session A

KaLama 103
Po`okela (Economy) & Ho`ohanohano (Social Equity & Culture)
Maggie Welker, Convener
1:30-2:50 – Panel ~ Community Visioning
Chellapermal, Pynee A. ~ Community Visioning: A strategy for Sustainable Island Living? The case of the Indian Ocean Islands with especial reference to Mauritius*
Crivello, Stacy ~ Moloka`i’s Visioning Process*
Holm, Tiare ~ Community...

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