cfp: 2nd Island Dynamics Conference – An International Island Studies Conference

2nd Island Dynamics Conference

Taking Malta out of the Box

11—15 May 2011, Valletta, Malta

Malta may be small, but with a history featuring the Greeks, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Knights of St John, and British, its heritage is monumental. Located at the heart of the Mediterranean, the Maltese archipelago is a bustling microstate. Its tourism industry thrives on the islands’ beautiful scenery, which forms the backdrop to countless heritage attractions, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From megalithic temples to Baroque bastions, paleochristian catacombs to Medieval cityscapes, Malta is a culture lover’s paradise.
At the 2nd Island Dynamics Conference, representatives from academia, government, and business will explore islands, past and present, worldwide. The conference theme addresses how island identities develop alongside their cultures and economies. Henry Glassie, Godfrey Baldacchino, and David Lowenthal are keynote speakers.
Attendance to this island studies conference is open to everyone. Reduced registration rates of £60 (standard) and £36 (students and Malta residents) are available until 31 December, after which prices may rise.


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