International Conferences

The Institute of Island Studies proudly hosts and sponsors many international conferences and events.

International conferences will, for the time being, be hosted virtually going forward, providing an opportunity for people to attend from all over the world from the comfort of their own homes and offices.

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April 14–16, 2021 [VIRTUAL; RESCHEDULED FROM 2020]
5th International St Magnus Conference
Island Histories and Herstories
Lerwick, Shetland · Institute for Northern Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands

June 14-18, 2021 [VIRTUAL; RESCHEDULED FROM 2020]
17th Annual International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA) ‘World of Islands’ Conference
Sharing Lessons, Sharing Stories
Hosted by the Harris Centre, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador and the International Small Island Studies Association (ISISA)

September 30 – October 2, 2021
CEDEC/CRRF 2021 Conference
Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges between Public, Private, and Civil Society Sectors

Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
Hosted by Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) and Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF)
Full details available at


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