Recordings

Recordings

Check out our recorded webinars and video footage from past events to listen to inspiring stories, learn from engaging discussions, and stay digitally connected and informed.
To view upcoming webinars and other virtual events, click here.


Celebrating Poetry Month: Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers in conversation with Richard Lemm

For our April Island Lecture Series session, we celebrated Poetry Month and launched two new books of poetry from Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers. Laurie and Bren each read from their new books and were joined in conversation by Richard Lemm, who brought some great questions and lots of laughs.
Click here for more details

Learning from Financial Crisis: Towards Sustainable Island Futures for Iceland and Newfoundland & Labrador

For our March Island Lecture Series session, Prof. Mark Stoddart (Memorial University of Newfoundland) and Dr. Ásthildur Elva Bernharðsdóttir (Reykjavík Akademían; University of Iceland) discuss the financial crises of Iceland (2008–2009) and Newfoundland & Labrador (currently). What have these experiences had in common and what lessons can they teach us?
Click here for more details

Factors influencing change in the Prince Edward Island Lobster Fishery

In this video, Master of Arts in Island Studies student Ian McIsaac defends his thesis, “Factors influencing change in the Prince Edward Island Lobster Fishery” via Zoom.
Click here for more details

Music-making and the experience of community life on an Irish island

For our Island Lecture Series January session, Irish ethnomusicologist Dr. Rory McCabe joined us live from Clare Island, Ireland, to discuss music-making as a fundamental part of island community life and an important measure of island vitality. Following his presentation, Rory was joined in conversation by Dr. Laurie Brinklow (Institute of Island Studies, UPEI) to discuss the intersection of music-making and island studies and how this can help us to understand islandness, followed by a lively Q&A session with questions from the audience.
Click here for more details

Writing the Island 

October’s Island Lecture Series event featured JoDee Samuelson, author of The Cove Journal, reading from her collection of essays about life on the South Shore of Prince Edward Island. JoDee will also be joined by Bren Simmers (Island Studies PressPivot Point) in a conversation about her inspiration for the book, her writing process, and the art of place-based writing. We had a wonderfully engaged audience who submitted some excellent questions for JoDee and Bren to discuss. Click here for more details

Islands and COVID-19 Recovery Plans: Promoting Resilience and Sustainability

In this virtual panel, Dr. Jim Randall (UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability) and Dr. Francesco Sindico (Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance) were joined by representatives from islands around the world to share lessons on how islands are demonstrating resilience as they respond to COVID-19 and discuss the challenges and opportunities that communities are navigating around the world and right here on Prince Edward Island. Click here for more details


EVENTS | PAST EVENTS | PUBLIC SYMPOSIA | ISLAND LECTURE SERIES

TWITTER · Facebook · Instagram · YouTube · NEWSLETTER


© 2021 Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island. All rights reserved.

Recent Posts

[Research] PEI Wellbeing Survey

September 22, 2021 —

The Institute of Island Studies is embarking on a four-year study to better understand and assess the well-being and quality of life of Islanders. We would like you to be part of the initiative! Click on the survey link below to share your thoughts on how island communities could be better places to live, work and play. The survey is open until November 2021.

Full details available at islandstudies.com/research/pei-well-being-project


  1. [Employment Opportunity] Academic tenure track position (Associate or Assistant Professor) Comments Off on [Employment Opportunity] Academic tenure track position (Associate or Assistant Professor)
  2. [Press Release] Island Studies leader Dr. Jim Randall retires Comments Off on [Press Release] Island Studies leader Dr. Jim Randall retires
  3. [New publication] Latest from the COVID-19 Island Insights Series: Canary Islands & Azores Comments Off on [New publication] Latest from the COVID-19 Island Insights Series: Canary Islands & Azores
  4. Info session: Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) @ UPEI – May 19, 2021 via Zoom Comments Off on Info session: Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) @ UPEI – May 19, 2021 via Zoom
  5. [Employment Opportunity] Research Coordinator – Well-being and quality-of-life on PEI (Part time) Comments Off on [Employment Opportunity] Research Coordinator – Well-being and quality-of-life on PEI (Part time)
  6. [Press Release] Future Prosperity Scholarships awarded to UPEI Island Studies students Comments Off on [Press Release] Future Prosperity Scholarships awarded to UPEI Island Studies students
  7. [New publication] Latest from the COVID-19 Island Insights Series: St. Helena & Fernando de Noronha Comments Off on [New publication] Latest from the COVID-19 Island Insights Series: St. Helena & Fernando de Noronha
  8. NEWS: MAIS Thesis Student awarded national scholarship Comments Off on NEWS: MAIS Thesis Student awarded national scholarship
  9. [Press Release] New island-specific policy recommendations for ‘building back better’ Comments Off on [Press Release] New island-specific policy recommendations for ‘building back better’