19–21 November 2012, Gazimağusa (Famagusta), North Cyprus
communities are often exceptionally rich in traditional culture.
Islands tend to both preserve elements of expressive culture that have
been lost on the mainland and foster interaction between various
traditions, leading to new indigenous forms.
Performing Island Identities
will explore music, dance, storytelling, folk theatre, and other
performance traditions past and present in island communities worldwide.
We will place special focus on the role of performance traditions in
forming and maintaining identity. The conference will bring together
folklorists, anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, and others to consider
the role of islandness in the development of traditions.
The noted folklorist and musician Alan Jabbour
will act as keynote speaker. Other keynote speakers will be announced
at a later date. This Island Dynamics conference is a collaboration of
the Center for Cyprus Studies at Eastern Mediterranean University and
the Center for Island Studies at the Institute for Anthropological
expressions of interest to the convenor Adam Grydehøj. The deadline for
abstracts is 15 March 2012 , but we recommend early submission.
Abstract Submission and Review
will last 20 minutes and be in English or Turkish (simultaneous
translation will be provided). If you would like to give a talk, e-mail
the following to Adam Grydehøj at firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Your Name
• Your Institution/Affiliation (if any)
• Your E-mail Address
• Abstract (150–200 words, including paper title)
• Biographical Note (100 words).
To propose an organised session of 3–4 related presentations, please e-mail Adam Grydehøj . We will e-mail you about whether your proposal has been accepted by 30 March 2012.