A meeting place for civilizations
At the 3rd Island Dynamics Conference, representatives from academia, government, business, and the third sector will explore island issues, past and present, worldwide. Although the conference will include talks on all aspects of maritime and island studies, this year’s conference theme is 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 results in new traditional forms. We can even speak of archipelagos of culture and practice, where traditions flourish in dispersed geographical areas. It could be argued that such “insular” communities also exist on the mainland, surrounded by larger communities. How do traditions develop in such circumstances, and what can island and mainland communities tell us about one another?
Keynote speakers will include Alan Jabbour and Philip Hayward.
The 3rd Island Dynamics Conference explores maritime and island studies worldwide. The event’s theme is “islands of culture and practice”. Although talks are welcome on any island or maritime topic, we particularly encourage presentations on how traditions – whether artistic, religious, economic, political, etc. – develop in culturally and geographically insular communities and on what island and mainland communities can tell us about one another.
International Student Grants
A limited number of our international student participants will be eligible for free registration. Please contact Adam Grydehøj at email@example.com in order to apply. The deadline for applications is 1 September 2012.
Sponsored by Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla.
Performing Island Identities
The 3rd Island Dynamics Conference will take place alongside Performing Island Identities, a series of concerts and performances by visiting and local island artists.