The 16th International Conference on Small Island Cultures
Date: June 22-25, 2022
Place: Shetland, Scotland
Conference Theme: Creativity, Ingenuity, and Practice
Hosted by: The Center for Island Creativity, University of the Highlands and Islands (see here for official conference site)
Program: click here
Islands have long been centres of creativity, ingenuity, and innovation. This conference sought to share knowledge of and celebrate facets of island creativity. We invited proposals for papers, panels and creative workshops that highlighted the many ways island societies put their manifold creative skills into practice, from their distinct responses to political, environmental, economic and social challenges, to the development of island creative economies and the promotion of community well-being. The proceedings from this conference will be published on our site in the next few months.
In line with this theme, we welcomed submissions on the following topics:
1. Creative Economy on Islands
2. Experience of the Island-based Creative Practitioner
3. Creative Entrepreneurship on Islands
4. Creative Approaches to Island Political, Environmental, Economic and Social
5. Creative Approaches to Sustainable Island Tourism
6. Other themes relating to islands studies will also be considered
The Centre for Island Creativity (CIC) supports research, post-graduate taught learning and knowledge exchange across the wide diaspora of the highlands and islands of Scotland. A core value is the recognition that remote locations where creative practitioners and thinkers choose to have their studio or production base are each a centre of research and graduate learning.
Early Bird Registration | 15 February 2022 Final Registration Date | 15 March 2022 Conference | 22 - 25 June 2022
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50 words Bio with institutional affiliation and email address
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Registration Fees: UK£160
Early Bird: UK£135
Students: UK£100 (5 Scholarships Available)
Online Presentations: UK£130
All presenters are required to register and pay
to attend the conference:
Prof. Philip Hayward, Editor SHIMA-The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures
Dr Siún Carden Centre for Island Creativity Shetland UHI
Dr Maya Darrell-Hewins Centre for Island Creativity Shetland UHI
Dr Helen Dawson, Affiliate Research Fellow, Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Henry Johnson, University of Otago, New Zealand
Prof. Glenda Bonifacio, Chair and Professor, Department of Women & Gender Studies University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Dr Andrew Jennings, Centre for Island Creativity,
University of Islands and Highlands & ISIC 2022 host
Dr Evangelia Papoutsaki & Dr Meng Qu, SICRI Co-convenors
Dr Simon Clarke Shetland, UHI
Professor Roxane Permar, Centre for Island Creativity Shetland UHI
Dr Siun Carden, Centre for Island Creativity Shetland UHI
Dr Maya Darrell-Hewins, Centre for Island Creativity Shetland UHI
Publication of abstracts - Proceedings
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Dr Meng Qu | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Evangelia Papoutsaki | Email: email@example.com
Workshops: If you have an interest in organizing a workshop on a special topic that addresses one of the themes, contact the organizers with your proposal.
Poster & Audio/visual presentations: If your abstract is accepted as a poster or an audio/visual presentation, you will be required to produce a poster or an audio/visual output to be displayed/played within the exhibition. Guidelines click here
Emerging Island Studies Researcher Awards: There are two SICRI/UHI awards. If you would like to be considered for one of these awards please select this option during the submission process.
Oral Presentations: If your abstract is accepted as an oral presentation you will be allocated a place in the ISIC program. You will be advised of your allocated presentation time at the time of abstract acceptance notification. (Online Presentations are also invited)
Panels: If you have an interest in organizing a panel on a special topic that addresses one of the themes, contact the organizers with your proposal.
Roundtables: If you have an interest in organizing a roundtable on a special topic that addresses one of the themes, contact the organizers with your proposal.
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