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 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 XV
Small Island Communities: Models for Global Survival
Kangaroo Island
South Australia
2 - 8 July 2017

Islands of the World XVI

Terschelling, Frisian Islands, The Netherlands - June 2018
(More details in due course)


ISISA Publications

Island Studies Journal   Latest ISISA Newsletter

Island Events

Island Arks Symposium IV
20 - 27 February 2016, Norfolk Island

Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos conference
7 - 12 March 2016, Hong Kong

6th Australian Association for Pacific Studies Biennial Conference
1 - 4 April 2016, Cairns, Australia

22nd Pacific History Association Biennial Conference
19 - 21 May 2016, Guam

23rd Pacific Science Congress
13 - 17 June 2016, Taipei

12th International Small Island Cultures Conference
17 - 20 June 2016, Okinawa, Japan


Island News

 ISISA e-mail group