Several academic traditions across the globe have considered islands as a specific subject of research. While islands have often been conceived as “laboratories” with compact and clear boundaries, today such locations are increasingly understood as cultural/social assemblages that contain and connect with a number of contemporary globalized issues.

In this context of an emerging field, what are the new directions for Island Studies both in terms of topics and methodologies? Are there new approaches to thinking about islands or applying island study theory?


  • June 14th: Preconference welcome at MRSH University of Caen (buffet and film event)
  • June 15th: Preconference excursion to Mont-Saint-Michel (optional)
  • june 16th: Going to St Vaast la Hougue and Tatihou by bus (morning)
    Conference starting at 1.30 pm
  • June 17th: Conference on Tatihou
  • June 18th: Conference on Tatihou until 5 pm
    Returning to Caen by bus from St Vaast la Hougue

Registration fee

  • Regular fee: 170 Euros
  • Student fee: 120 Euros

The registration fee includes the following:

  • Welcome dinner buffet and film event at University of Caen (MRSH) - June 14th
  • Bus Caen–Tatihou and return and boat to/from Saint Vaast / the island – June 16th (leaving about 8AM) and 18th (leaving the island by 6 PM, arriving in Caen about 9.PM)
  • Lunches, breaks, oyster tasting and dinners at Tatihou all the conference days
  • Tatihou Maritime Museum entry
  • Morning boat to access to the island (8.30 AM) and return boat (or truck according to the tide) after dinner for participants accommodated in the village of Saint Vaast-La Hougue (16th: about 8.30 PM, 17th: 9.45 PM)

Not included: accommodation, meals in Caen (except the dinner buffet on June 15th) and excursion to Mont Saint-Michel area, other boats Saint-Vaast/Tatihou during the day (cost: 5 euros)



University of Caen Normandy
Esplanade de la Paix
14000 Caen

Musée maritime de l'île de Tatihou
Tatihou, 50550 Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue



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