We welcome papers on current research preferably addressing one of the following topics:

Creating & connecting knowledge

– Archaeology, the legacy of the past
– Heritage management
– Ethnohistory, religion and cultural identity
– Language, storytelling and Rongorongo
– Science in action: experiments, data, models

Moving between different worlds

– Tourism: opportunities and challenges
– Archives, museums, and ownership
– Migration, seafaring, and transport
– Islands and the digital world
– Island governance and autonomy

The Culture-Nature nexus

– Comparative island studies
– Population, health, and diseases
– Biodiversity, ecosystem services, landscape
– Food, water, energy, work, and education
– Small islands and global threats

There will be two types of presentations:

1. 30 min paper (20-25 min talk, 5-10 min discussion)
2. Round table discussions with shorter contributions

Please submit your 150 to 200 word abstract to the Dutch conference organisers by email to

by 1 March 2022.

Acceptance will be confirmed by 1 April 2022.