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 XIX 

Lombok Island, Indonesia: 25-29 June 2024

https://ccmrsconference.ipb.ac.id/isisa-iwcix2024/

Conference Theme details here.

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Islands of the World XVIII: Islands: Nature and Culture

Host: University of Zadar, Croatia - 13-17 June 2022.

Conference Web Site: - https://conference.unizd.hr/isisaislands/

Book of Abstracts and Conference Poster are available.

ISISA General Meeting (held on Friday, 17th June).  A New Executive was elected. All documents are here.

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Islands of the World XVII: Sharing Lessons, Sharing Stories

(Virtual) Host: Memorial University, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada: June 17-21, 2021

https://www.mun.ca/wearehere/isisa.php

Recording of Opening Session (with Rob Greenwood, Godfrey Baldacchino, novelist Michael Crummey and moderator Dr Bojan Furst): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPt_6SimLOU

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First ISISA Global Island Studies Webinar: June 2020

The first ISISA Global Island Studies Webinar (GISW) ran non-stop on Wednesday June 24, 2020 for 31 hours.

ISISA thanks the Harris Centre at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada, for providing the IT infrastructure and support to make this webinar possible. Programme of Event (With Multiple Time Zones as reference) is available hereBook of Abstracts for all 62 presentations is available here (as pdf). There were 220 unique viewers during GISW-1.

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Islands of the World XVI: For an Island Sense of Place

Leeuwarden and Terschelling, Frisian Islands, The Netherlands
June 10-14, 2018
 
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Islands of the World XV: Small Island Communities: Models for Global Survival
Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
2 – 7 July 2017

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Islands of the World XIV: (with RETI: 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 Publications

Island Studies Journal        Latest ISISA Newsletter

 

GRANT E. McCALL (1943 - 2023); ISISA President (1998 - 2014)

ISISA sends its condolences to his family and friends.

Obituary: Grant Edwin McCall (1943-2023) here

 

SMILO Report on Island Networks and Organisations available here.

 

COVID-19 Island Insights Series led by the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance

and the University of Prince Edward Island's Institute of Island Studies in collaboration with Island Innovation: here

 

 

Island Events

Bids to host the 20th 'Islands of the World' Conference in 2026 have been CLOSED.

Bids to host ISISA in 2028 and 2030 are welcome. (Bids must reach the ISISA Executive at least two years (24 months) before they are due to be held.)

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The Executive of ISISA

 ISISA e-mail group