ISISA Islands of the World XIV Conference 2016
The “International Small Islands Studies Association”, ISISA announces the 14th International Conference “Niss(i)ology and Utopia: back to the roots of Island Studies” organized by the University of the Aegean in association with RETI - the Excellence Network of Island Universities, on Lesvos Island, Greece, on 23 - 27 May 2016.
We wish to attract different types of interests on topics concerning islands, but also to focus more specifically on some of the issues involved in living and producing on islands. We hope to do so by exchanging experiences and reflections, especially related to the real and symbolic geography of islands, developing conceptual frameworks that can be used to build common approaches for our ‘world of islands’, facing global climate and economic challenges on a local scale, and discussing ways forward for development without destroying fragile island societies, cultures and habitats.
23rd May Opening Ceremony - Municipal Theatre of Mytilene
Round Table with Institutions and Policy Makers (Programme)
18:00 – 21:00