Island Dynamics promotes island studies, strengthening small island communities through
knowledge exchange and cross-sectoral collaboration. Besides our research activities,
we organise island studies conferences and publications.
We are expanding island studies research by combining small island studies with urban
studies through Island Dynamics’ Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos research network.
Our urban island studies research is leading the field in new directions and opening
island studies up to new influences.
Island Dynamics’ conferences range from small, topically focused events to large-scale
island studies conferences. We work with a range of institutional partners, from
universities to local and national governmental bodies. We have organised conferences
in Scotland, Malta, Cyprus, Norway, Denmark, Macau, Greenland, and Hong Kong.
Founded in Shetland in 2009, Island Dynamics is now based in the island city of Copenhagen,
Denmark. For questions about Island Dynamics or to join the mailing list, contact
director Adam Grydehøj at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Island studies is the comparative research of islands. Island studies may involve
researrch into an individual island or archipelago with reference to other islands
or research into relationships between various islands and mainlands. Island studies
is inherently international and can concern cultural, political, economic, or environmental
issues. Although island studies has traditionally focused on peripheral communities,
the Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos research network is turning focus to urban
island studies as well.
Other organisations devoted to island studies include: