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Island Insularity and Connectivity: an interdisciplinary symposium on Cypriot island identity in the Mediterranean from antiquity to the present day

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IAS Colloquium organised by IAS ECF Ersin Hussein.

Call for Papers: topics of discussion can include (but are not limited to):

  • The ecology and geography of the Mediterranean as a region and the impact of this on the connectivity and insularity of Cyprus.
  • The internal insularity and connectivity of local Cypriot communities.
  • The legacy of empires: annexation, colonisation, administration.
  • The movement and settlement of communities.
  • The emergence of, and tensions between, multiple and competing local identities.
  • Cyprus and the EU.
  • The articulation of Cypriot identity in literature and in visual material culture.
  • How archaeology and ancient history has been used to define Cypriot identity.

Please submit all abstracts (maximum 300 words, accompanied with a short bibliographical note) to by Tuesday 31st March 2015.

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