Islands Matter Webinar 2 with Dr Laurie Brinklow from the Institute for Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island
The Islands Matter webinars are the result of a collaboration between Dr Andrew Jennings Institute for Northern Studies UHI, Professor Frank Rennie Lews Castle College UHI and Dr Beth Mouat Shetland UHI.
The second University of the Highlands and Islands 'Islands Matter' webinars with Dr Laurie Brinklow Iceland’s Honorary Consul to PEI, and Interim Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Island Studies program and Interim Chair of the Institute of Island Studies at University of Prince Edward Island. Laurie will talk about the past and current research undertaken by the Institute and its close connections with the local community.
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This is the second in a series of webinars set up to address the hunger in the Scottish islands to hear from experts based in other islands worldwide, and to help inform the UHI Islands’ Strategy. Laurie is a writer, editor, and former book publisher of Charlottetown’s Acorn Press. She is a member of the Graduate Faculty of the Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) program at the University of Prince Edward Island. She is particularly interested in the power of place and story, and their impact on island identity. She also has a great interest in the Atlantic islands and is the Icelandic Honorary Consul to Prince Edward Island. Between now and Christmas there will further talks by Professor Chik Collins, Rector of the University of the Faroe Islands, Professor Owe Ronström from the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology Uppsala University, based on Gotland, and Professor Des Thompson, Principal Adviser on Science and Biodiversity at NatureScot.
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