Welcome to ISISA

ISISA is a voluntary, non-profit and independent organization. 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 Conference 2016

Niss(i)ology and Utopia: back to the roots of Island Studies
Mytilini, Lesvos Island, Greece

Islands of the World XIII Conference 2014

“Small is Beautiful: Island Connections and Innovations”
Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan
22 to 27 September 2014

Islands of the World XII Conference 2012

“Globalisation: Islands Adapting To Change”
The Virgin Islands (British)
29 May – 1 June, 2012

Islands of the World XI Conference 2010

“Celebrating Island Connectivities”
Bornholm, Denmark
23 – 26 August 2010


Island Studies Journal 10(1) (May 2015) is now available at http://www.islandstudies.ca/node/475.

The issue includes a celebration of hitting #10; plus articles on The Dutch Caribbean, the Seychelles, Quinchao archipelago, Chile, Gozo, the Croatian small islands of Zlarin, Kaprije and Žirje, and a review essay by Astrid Nobel on the representation of the island in her artwork – plus the usual book review section.

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Island Studies Journal

Island Studies Journal is a scholarly journal dedicated to the inter-disciplinary study of our ‘world of islands’. Click here to visit the ISJ home page.