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

ISISA Scholarships - for Students with an accepted abstract at the Conference - are now announced :-)

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

Islands of the World XVI

For an Island Sense of Place
Terschelling, Frisian Islands, The Netherlands
10 - 15 June 2018
(More details in due course)

Islands of the World XVII

Memorial University, St John's Newfoundland, Canada

22 - 26 June 2020

(More details in due course)

ISISA Publications

Island Studies Journal   Latest ISISA Newsletter

Island Events

Island Invasives Conference - 10-14 July 2017, University of Dundee, Scotland, U.K.

ISISA - 15th 'Islands of the World' Conference - Small Island Communities: Models for Global Survival - Kangaroo Island, Australia - 2-8 July 2017. CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW OPEN; Early Bird Registration closes 30 April 2017.
Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos 2017 - Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) - 8-12 November 2017
RETI - Network of Island Universities - Symposium and School - University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan - 17-22 November 2017
Conference on Oceanic Memory: Islands, Ecologies, Peoples in Christchurch, New Zealand - 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2017. 

ISISA - 16th 'Islands of the World' Conference - Terschelling, The Netherlands - 10-15 June 2018.

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


Island News

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