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 government bodies. We have organised conferences
in Scotland, Malta, Cyprus, Norway, Denmark, Macau, Greenland, and Hong Kong.
Our core values are Interdisciplinarity (bringing together experts from different
research traditions), Cross-Sectorality (fostering knowledge exchange between universities,
governments, businesses, and NGOs), and Local Involvement (learning from and contributing
to the communities in which we work).
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.