Critical Island Studies: The Islandic, Archipelagic, and Oceanic is the inaugural conference of an inter-institutional consortium that aims to develop critical and comparative island studies of Southeast Asia, in particular, and the Asia-Pacific, in general. The conference—which will be held in Manila, Philippines, and hosted by Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and University of Santo Tomas (UST)—will be on November 27, 2019 (UST) and November 28 and 29, 2019 (ADMU).
Institutions in the consortium are Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines Diliman, University of San Carlos, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Sanata Dharma, Universitas Indonesia, and Konkuk University.
About the conference
The conference explores established and emerging issues, theories, methodologies, and practices in critical island studies. Focusing on concepts of the islandic, archipelagic, and oceanic, the conference accounts for the field's interdisciplinary historical formation, while examining its manifold scholarly and creative practices and possibilities within and across Asia. The conference will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences; topics include, but are not limited to, islandscapes, seascapes, and littorals; borders and contact zones; international, national, imperial, regional, cultural and language formations; and bio- and cultural diversity.
To register, fill out the form and complete the payment process. Walk-in attendees may not be accommodated once the maximum capacity of the venue is reached.
For more information, including conference schedule and fees, visit bit.ly/ICCIS2019