Symposium The changing futures of islands

16th ISISA Islands of the World Conference 2018

10 – 14 June 2018 Leeuwarden - Terschelling The Netherlands

The Waddenacademie, University of Groningen, KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, Leeuwarden Cultural Capital of Europe 2018, Oerol and Sense of Place organised the 16th Islands of the World Conference 2018 (ISISA2018) The changing futures of islands,  June 10 – 14 2018 in Leeuwarden and Terschelling (the Netherlands).

The conference started in Leeuwarden. The second part of the conference took place on the Island of Terschelling, which is the largest island in the Dutch part of the Wadden Sea. 140 Participants from all over the world joined the conference.

See a short report and a Photo-impression of the five days in Leeuwarden and Terschelling.

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Themes of the conference were:

-    Identity and people
-    Geography and nature
-    Economic development
-    Governance

See the complete Programme and the Book of abstracts.

Key note speakers:

Prof.dr. Beate Ratter (University of Hamburg)
Identity in „Liminality“; The Wadden Sea islands in a constant state of flux
Professor Harvey Armstrong (University of Sheffield)
EU Regional Policy and the Islands
Prof. dr. Gert Oostindie (director KITLV)
Small-scale, insularity and (non-)sovereignty: postcolonial legacies and practices in governance
Dr. Pieter van Beukering (Deputy Director IVM / Director ERM MSc programme, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
The value of natural capital in small island societies: evolving perspectives”

Organising parties

International Small Islands Studies Association
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