Past Island Dynamics conferences.
Conference on Mermaids, Maritime Folklore, and Modernity
Conference on ‘Folk Belief’ & ‘The Supernatural in Literature and Film’
REMOTE: Rethinking Remoteness and Peripherality
Keynote speaker: Owe Ronström
Culture in Urban Space
Keynote speakers: Ronan Paddison & Henriette Steiner.
ICUA 2014 featured around 75 talks by delegates from 28 countries and territories. The conference was hosted by the University of Hong Kong’s School of English and Department of Geography.
Keynote speakers: John Urry, Stephen Graham, Elaine Stratford, C.Y. Jim, Sean Mallon, Vilsoni Hereniko.
Indigenous Resources: Decolonization and Development
Indigenous Resources explored culture, governance, and economy in indigenous communities undergoing decolonization processes. The conference was hosted by Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland.
Vernacular Religion, Folk Belief, and Traditions of the Supernatural 2015 / The Supernatural in Literature and Film 2015
These joint conferences explored supernatural traditions as well as the supernatural in literature and film. The conference was hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao.
Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos 2014
ICUA 2014 featured around 75 talks by delegates from about 30 countries and territories. This was the first conference by the Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos research network.
Keynote speakers: Godfrey Baldacchino, Jonathan Pugh, Stephen A. Royle, Edwin Thumboo, Brenda S.A. Yeoh, Ilan Kelman, Christian Wichmann Matthiessen, Adam Grydehøj.
Folk Belief and Traditions of the Supernatural 2014 / The Supernatural in Literature and Film 2014
These joint conferences explored supernatural traditions as well as the role of the supernatural in literature and film.
3rd Island Dynamics Conference
The 3rd Island Dynamics Conference featured talks on all aspects of maritime and island studies, with special focus on the theme ‘islands of culture and practice’. The conference was hosted by Eastern Mediterranean University’s Center for Cyprus Studies.
Keynote Speakers: Alan Jabbour, Owe Ronström, Stephen A. Royle.
Local Actions in a Global Context: Paradiplomacy by Subnational Jurisdictions
Local Actions in a Global Context explored how subnational jurisdictions and other non-
Keynote Speaker: Eric Clark.
Investing in Small Island Recovery
This island studies conference explored public-
2nd Island Dynamics Conference
The 2nd Island Dynamics Conference’s theme was how island identities evolve alongside their cultures and economies. The event featured over 100 speakers from 39 sovereign states and territories.
Keynote speakers: Henry Glassie, David Lowenthal, Godfrey Baldacchino.
1st Island Dynamics Conference
The 1st Island Dynamics Conference’s theme was the role of islands as meeting places for cultures. The event featured 57 speakers from 22 sovereign states and territories. The programme included a ‘Perspectives on Island Autonomy’ series with participation from island politicians and high-
Keynote Speakers: Bo Almqvist, Carsten Jensen.