3rd Island Dynamics Conference (3IDC)

Organization: Centre of Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands & Islands

Venue: Eastern Mediterranean University

Location: Famagusta, Cyprus

Event Date/Time: May 14, 2013 End Date/Time: May 18, 2013
Registration Date: Apr 01, 2013
Early Registration Date: Jan 01, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 01, 2012
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3rd Island Dynamics Conference


Famagusta, North Cyprus, 14-18 May 2013




The 3rd Island Dynamics Conference is an interdisciplinary academic conference exploring island and maritime issues worldwide. Previous Island Dynamics Conferences have featured presentations by researchers from a variety of disciplines, ranging from Business Studies to Sociology, Political Science to Media & Communication, Economics to Anthropology, Tourism Studies to History.


Abstracts are welcome on any island or maritime topic, but we particularly encourage presentations concerning the conference theme, “Islands of Culture and Practice”: 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?


Keynote speakers are the folklorists Alan Jabbour (USA) and Owe Ronström (Sweden), the geographer Stephen A. Royle (Northern Ireland), and the noted island culture researcher Philip Hayward (Australia). This Island Dynamics event is a collaboration of Eastern Mediterranean University’s Center for Cyprus Studies, the Institute for Anthropological Research’s Center for Island Studies, and the University of the Highlands & Islands’ Centre for Nordic Studies.


 The deadline for abstracts is 1 December 2012.


 For more information or to propose a presentation, please visit the conference website (www.islanddynamics.org/3idc.html) or contact the convenor Adam Grydehøj (agrydehoj@islanddynamics.org).



Eastern Mediterranean University


Centre of Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands & Islands
United Kingdom
Center for Island Studies, Institute for Anthropological Research

Eastern Mediterranean University