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 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


“Although there has been increasing interest in rural enterprises across the UK, relatively little has been written on enterprise and [...]
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Congratulations to SCIS colleagues Professor Mike Danson and to Mr Geoff Whittam on their new academic posts. Mike and Geoff [...]
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Professor Mike Danson, co-chair Scottish Centre for Island Studies was both co-organiser and presenter at the recent Rural Enterprise [...]
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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.