Webinar: Island and Seascape Research Cluster

The Island and Seascape Research Cluster is proud to welcome you all to this webinar, with three of the world’s leading island studies scholars, Godfrey Baldacchino Adam Grydehøj, and Jonathan Pugh!

They will share with us their perspectives and reflections on the history and development of Island studies, its centers and peripheries, and current frontlines and debates.

Welcome to the webinar via Zoom.

For the Zoom link, please contact the administrator of the group: aimee.miles@arkeologi.uu.se.

P R O G R A M M E:

14.00 – 14.40 Godfrey Baldacchino: Forced immobility: Undocumented Migrants, Boats, Brussels and Islands.

14.40 – 15.20 Adam Grydehøj: Who cares about islands? Stakeholders and inheritors, natives and settlers, and contested island values.

15.20 - 16.00 Jonathan Pugh: Anthropocene Islands: there are only islands after the end of the world

After each presentation there will be time for comments and questions.

T H E  P R E S E N T E R S

Godfrey Baldacchino is Professor of Sociology at the University of Malta, Malta; Executive Editor of Small States & Territories, Journal; and President of the International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA). He is (co-) author and (co-)editor of 50 books and monographs, including “A world of islands: an island studies reader (2007). Betraying his age, he is sometimes referred to as 'the father of island studies'.

Adam Grydehøj, PhD in Ethnology, University of Aberdeen, is a human geographer who studies the intersection of culture, politics, economy, and development in island spaces. Adam is executive editor of Island Studies Journal, co-director of Zhejiang University's Island and Coastal Zone Institute, academic advisor to South China University of Technology's Research Center for Indian Ocean Island Countries, director of Island Dynamics, and research director of the City Facilitators urban governance consultancy. In recent years, Adam's research has focused on islands of East Asia and the Arctic, particularly on how the manner in which people think of islands influences what people do with islands.

Jonathan Pugh is Reader in Island Studies, Newcastle University, UK. He has over 70 publications, particularly on the ‘relational turn’ in island studies, and how the island has emerged as the emblematic figure of the Anthropocene (for such forces as global warming, rising sea levels, nuclear fallout, ecological degradation, the fallouts of consumerism and ongoing legacies of colonialism, for example). With David Chandler (Westminster, UK), he is now finishing ‘Anthropocene Islands: a critical agenda for island studies in the Anthropocene’ (Rowman and Littlefield ‘Rethinking the Island’ book series).

C H A I R S

Helene Martinsson-Wallin
Professor, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History helene.martinsson-wallin@arkeologi.uu.se

Owe Ronström
Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology owe.ronstrom@etnologi.uu.se

A D M I N I S T R A T O R

Aimee Miles
Doctoral Student in Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History aimee.miles@arkeologi.uu.se