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SICRI holds annually an Island Studies International Conference (ISIC). Since its inception in 2004, it has organized sixteen ISIC events with hosting institutions, organizations and local authorities in small islands around the world including:


Kagoshima (2005)        Norfolk Island (2006)          Prince Edward Island (2007)           Turku Archipelago (2008)

Sado Island (2009)       Guernsey Island (2010)      Whitsundays Queensland – Airlie Beach (Whitsunday Region)

Nova Scotia (2012)       Kei Islands (2013)               Fernando de Noronha Archipelago (2014)  Okinawa  (2016)   Gozo Island (2016)       Newfoundland (2017)         Tatihou Island (2018)                        Jamaica (2019)


Hawai'i (2020) and  Barra Island (2021) canceled due to Covid-19

Proceedings are available for the ISIC 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 (the proccedings for 2019 will published in edited anthology volume by UWI Press). Below you will find information on past and upcoming events.

If your institution, organization, local authority is interested in hosting an ISIC, a Research Symposium or other event, please contact the SICRI co-convenors here.

Upcoming Conferences & Events


Research Symposium

6 November 2021 NZ

Center for Global Migrations


Innovation, Ingenuity, & Practice

June, 2022

University of Highlands and Islands  & Institute for Northern Studies, Shetland, Scotland


ISIC 2023


July, 2023

Osakikamijima, Hiroshima, Japan

Past ISIC Conferences Programs & Proceedings

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