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 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

International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation - 18-22 July 2016, University of Azores at Angra do Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal

Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region - 26-28 July 2016, University of Fiji, Lautoka Campus, Fiji Islands

Anatomy of an Island - Vis, Croatia - Symposium: 15-18 September 2016

Island Tourism: Economic and Labour Market Implications - 18-23 November 2016, Valletta, Malta. Centre for Labour Studies & Institute for Tourism, Travel & Culture, University of Malta, in association with RETI (Network of Island Universities) and the Island Commission of the International Geographical Union (IGU).

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
Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos 2017 8-12 November 2017, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)

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 - 2020


Island News

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