RETI 2015: Impact of culture heritage on economic development in island destinations

The theme for the upcoming Excellence Network of Island Universities (known as RETI) event in Orkneys is: "Studying and working with/on/about/for islands: multi-disciplinary perspectives on island studies with particular reference to the impact of cultural heritage on economic development in island destinations”.

The following cultural heritage related topics will be focussed on:

  • Culture and its relationship with place, landscape, and cultural identity
  • Cultural cross currents in island studies
  • Issues affecting multidisciplinarity/interdisciplinarity in island studies
  • Orkney and creativity
  • Effects of economic developments on island communities and cultural heritage
  • Economic value of Cultural heritage: impacts on development trends
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