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Final Call for Papers: 3rd Island Dynamics Conference and Performing Island Identities

We are still accepting abstracts for the 3rd Island Dynamics Conference, taking place in Famagusta, North Cyprus on 14-18 May 2013. The deadline for abstracts is 1 December 2012.
The 3rd Island Dynamics Conference is a major interdisciplinary event at which representatives from academia, government, business, and the third sector will explore island issues, past and present, worldwide.
Although the conference will include talks on all aspects of maritime and island studies, this year’s conference theme is islands of culture and practice. Islands are often home to unique artistic, social, economic, and political traditions. They both preserve traditions that have been lost on the mainland and function as meeting places for traditions, the mingling of which result in new traditional forms. We can even speak of archipelagos of culture and practice, where traditions flourish in dispersed geographical areas. How do traditions develop in such circumstances, and what can island and mainland communities tell us about one another?
Keynote speakers are Philip Hayward, Alan Jabbour, Owe Ronström, and Stephen A. Royle. The conference is a collaboration of Eastern Mediterranean University’s Center for Cyprus Studies, the Institute for Anthropological Research’s Center for Island Studies, and the University of the Highlands & Islands’ Centre for Nordic Studies.

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