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5/14/2013 to 5/18/2013
When: 5/14/2013
Where: Gazimağusa
Cyprus
Contact: Adam Grydehøj

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(Updated 10/17/2012)

3rd Island Dynamics Conference
14-18 May 2013, Gazimağusa (Famagusta), North Cyprus

At the "3rd Island Dynamics Conference", representatives from academia, government, and business will explore island and maritime issues, past and present, worldwide. Folklorists Alan Jabbour (USA) and Owe Ronström (Sweden), island geographer Stephen A. Royle (Northern Ireland), and island culture expert Philip Hayward (Australia) are keynote speakers.


The 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 result in new traditional forms. We can even speak of archipelagos of culture and practice, where traditions flourish in dispersed geographical areas. How do traditions develop in such circumstances, and what can island and mainland communities tell us about one another? Presentations are welcome, however, on all island and maritime topics.


About Cyprus:

Cyprus was first settled in the Mesolithic era and later incorporated into a succession of empires, including rule by the Egyptians, Phoenicians, Mycenean Greeks, Persians, Arabs, Lusignans, Venetians, Ottomans, and British. Since the island’s partition in 1974, the Greek- and Turkish-speaking populations have been largely separated. The relationship between the Greek Cypriot-dominated Republic of Cyprus and the de facto Turkish Cypriot state in North Cyprus has, however, been improving, and visitors may now move freely between the two parts of Cyprus.

The walled city of Gazimağusa (Famagusta), home to Eastern Mediterranean University, is rich in historical sites, including Turkish baths, Othello's Tower, and a Medieval cathedral. The Roman ruins of Salamis lie just to the north.


Presenting a Paper:

The deadline for abstracts is 01 December 2012, but we recommend early submission. If you have any questions about the conference or you would like to learn how to propose a paper, please visit www.islanddynamics.org/3idc.html or e-mail the convener Adam Grydehøj at agrydehoj@islanddynamics.org.

This conference is a collaboration of:

Centre for Cyprus Studies, Eastern Mediterranean University
Centre for Nordic Studies, UHI Millennium Institute
Center for Island Studies, Institute for Anthropological Research (Croatia)

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3rd Island Dynamics Conference
7–12 May 2013, Mariehamn, Åland, Finland

At the "3rd Island Dynamics Conference", representatives from academia, government, and business will explore islands, past and present, worldwide. Folklorists Owe Ronström and Lee Haring are keynote speakers.

The conference theme is interdisciplinary island studies: A special track of presentations will be dedicated to combining the methodologies and topics of different disciplines. We thus encourage presentations from such perspectives as human ecology, economic anthropology, political ethnology, industrial ecology, and other defined or undefined combined disciplinary approaches. We welcome, however, talks on any island topic.

About Åland

Located in the heart of the Baltic, the Åland archipelago is a land of contrasts. It is at once an idyllic rural community in which nature still dictates the rhythm of life and a vibrant centre of shipping and international commerce. Historically a Swedish possession, the islands were caught up in the wars and revolutions of the 18th and early 19th Centuries, passing into Russian hands and eventually becoming an autonomous region of Finland. Still largely Swedish speaking, Åland’s strong local culture mirrors its political identity: The islands are governed by the Lagting (parliament) and are a demilitarised zone holding a special status within the European Union. The archipelago’s Russian-designed capital of Mariehamn (population 11,000) is a metropolitan European city in miniature, combining sophisticated cafe culture, tree-lined streets, and salty maritime quarters. Outside of Mariehamn, Medieval churches, a 14th-century castle, and a mid-19th-century fortress attest to Åland’s rich history. In the wider archipelago (consisting of over 6,000 islands and skerries), land dapples the sea, and farmhouses and boathouses exist in sublime unity with the gentle landscape.

Presenting a Paper

The deadline for abstracts is 01 September 2012, but we recommend early submission. If you have any questions about the conference or you would like to learn how to propose a paper, please visit www.islanddynamics.org/3idc.html or e-mail the convener Adam Grydehøj at agrydehoj@islanddynamics.org.

This conference is a collaboration of:
Åland International Institute of Comparative Island Studies
Centre for Nordic Studies, UHI Millennium Institute
Department of Hotel & Tourism Management, Cyprus University of Technology
Centre for Maritime & Regional Studies, University of Southern Denmark


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