Islands in Dialogue (ISLANDIA)

14-15-16 November 2018

Night and days came and passed

And summer and winter

and the rain.

And it was good to be a little Island.

A part of the world and a world on its own

All surrounded by the bright blue sea”

(Margaret Wise Brown, The Little Island)

The Dipartimento Studi Umanistici (Università degli Studi di Torino) in collaboration with The University of Manchester are pleased to announce


Islands in Dialogue (ISLANDIA)

International Postgraduate Conference in the Prehistory and Protohistory of Mediterranean Islands 


The meeting will be held on the 14th, 15th and 16th of November 2018 at the Università degli Studi di Torino (Turin, Italy). 

A series of peculiar cultural and socio-economic dynamics have been recognised in relation to island societies, setting them apart from those arisen in the continent. The necessity of Island Archaeology as a research field per se lies not only in the high quantity and extreme variety of island communities, but mostly in the adoption of the islanders’ perspective to investigate the construction of these complex identities.


The main purpose of the conference Islands in Dialogue (ISLANDIA) is to investigate the applicability of the concept of insularity in the Mediterranean by examining different social, cultural and economic aspects of prehistoric and protohistoric island communities. The conference is an excellent opportunity for postgraduate and early career researchers to present their current research, and exchange and discuss ideas about the concepts of insularity, landscape and insular identity in the Mediterranean. The periods considered will range from the Neolithic to the end of the Bronze Age. 


We look forward to seeing you all in Turin!


On behalf of the scientific and organising committee,

Luca Bombardieri (Università degli Studi di Torino)

Giulia Albertazzi (Erimi Archaeological Project)

Giulia Muti (University of Manchester)

Alessandra Saggio (Erimi Archaeological Project)