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  • Bruce G Potter
    The International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA) announces the Call for Papers for the 11th biennial Islands of the World conference, to be held on
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 16, 2009
      The International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA) announces the Call for Papers for the 11th biennial Islands of the World conference, to be held on the island of Bornholm in Denmark, 23 to 26 AUGUST, 2010.

      Note that Abstracts for papers proposed for the conference are due 26 February

      Begin forwarded message from Steen Schonemann, coordinator for the host agency, CRT:

      From: Steen Schønemann <ss@...>
      Date: December 16, 2009 6:22:28 AM EST
      Subject: ISISA XI 2010 - call for papers

      Dear everyone
      Thanks to the efforts from many good people I am thrilled to announce that the CFP is out on our web-site.
      Check out the site following the link below
      Happy holidays

      Details, as summarized by Graeme Robertson <graeme@...>

      International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA)
      Islands of the World Conference XI:

      Celebrating Island Connectivities

      CRT and ISISA welcome scholars, students, policy makers and practitioners to the 11th Islands of the World Conference, to be held from Monday 23 August to Thursday 26 August 2010 on the island of Bornholm, Denmark.
      Although physically isolated, economically separated from markets, and having their distinct cultural identity, islands largely depend on, and are deeply embedded in, complex relations, intrinsic linkages and strategic connections to the surrounding world.  These configurations of connectivities will be thematically organized around the pertinent issues of change facing the islands of the world today.
      Abstracts of around 150-200 words each are therefore invited from scholars, students and practitioners interested in submitting a paper at ISISA XI. Papers will be organized around the following eightthemes, all of which are intended to be interdisciplinary. (Those submitting an abstract are encouraged to indicate one theme - A to H below - that they feel best fits the subject matter of their proposed paper.) Papers drawing on a wide array of research techniques and methodologies are welcome.  

      The themes

      A. Knowledge driven economic development 
      The engagement of islands in knowledge-driven economic development (including the role of higher education, skills upgrade, diaspora tapping, brain rotation and economic differentiation).
      B. Sectoral perspectives to innovation 
      Sectoral perspectives to island innovation (including the role of local creative industries, food, crafts, information technology, niche manufactures, tourism and the experience economy), and with special emphasis on small and medium scale businesses.
      C. Climate change challenges
      The challenges posed by global climate change on islands (including the impact of sea level rise on low-lying islands and island states).
      D. Sustainable futures 
      The challenges of switching to alternative and renewable energy on small islands in the search for sustainable futures (including green energy production, reduction of carbon footprints, and island eco-branding experiences).
      E. Land use planning and environmental stewardship
      Land use planning and environmental stewardship on small islands (including the balance between natural and cultural assets; waterfront/coastal development; and conflict mitigation and management strategies).
      F. Transportation and access challenges 
      Transportation and the challenge of access (including comparative cost, regularity and choice in island-mainland links).
      G. Arts, Culture, History and Heritage 
      The role of the Arts, Culture, History and Heritage in island identity, character and resilience.

      H. Social services and economic opportunities  
      The provision of basic social services services as well as the promotion and development of opportunities to engage in a sustainable lifestyle, inclusive of wage employment, informal economic activity, subsistence and labour migration.

      Practical information

      All abstracts will be adjudicated via a double-blind peer review.

      Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Denbeigh Armstrong at:Denbeigh.Armstrong@... by Friday 26 February 2010.
      The organizers reserve the right to reallocate papers to different themes, or to edit existing themes on the basis of interest and ‘goodness of fit’ with the conference program.
      For more information visit http://www.crt.dk/default.asp?m=265

      Steen Schønemann
      Director, MSc.
      Mob: Fax:
      +45 5644 0022
      +45 2125 1943
      +45 5649 4624

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