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3rd Island Dynamics Conference

with Performing Island Identities

15‒18 May 2013, Gazimağusa (Famagusta), North Cyprus


3rd Island Dynamics Conference Programme & Abstracts


At the 3rd Island Dynamics Conference, representatives from academia, government, business, and the third sector will explore island issues, past and present, worldwide. Although the conference will include talks on all aspects of maritime and island studies, this year’s conference theme is islands of culture and practice. The conference is hosted by Eastern Mediterranean University’s Center for Cyprus Studies.


Islands are often home to unique artistic, social, economic, and political traditions. They both preserve traditions that have been lost on the mainland and function as meeting places for traditions, the mingling of which result in new traditional forms. We can even speak of archipelagos of culture and practice, where traditions flourish in dispersed geographical areas. How do traditions develop in such circumstances, and what can island and mainland communities tell us about one another?


Alan Jabbour, Owe Ronström, Stephen A. Royle, and Adam Grydehøj will act as keynote speakers.


Call for papers.

The deadline for abstracts has now passed. However, abstracts will still be accepted in exceptional circumstances. If you wish to submit an abstract (150-200 words, including title), please send it to convenor Adam Grydehøj at agrydehoj@islanddynamics.org. Please also send a brief biographical statement (maximum 100 words).


Conference Keynotes Cyprus Registration

Collaborating Partners

Center for Cyprus Studies, Eastern Mediterranean University

Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb

Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands