ISIC 15: “Island Festivals and Music Tourism”

July 9–13 2019, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (University of the West Indies, Mona Campus), the Small Island Cultures Research Initiative (SICRI) and the Sydney Institute of Music and Sound Research are jointly organizing the 15th International Small Island Cultures (ISIC) Conference – on the theme of Island Festivals and Music Tourism. Presenters from different disciplinary fields, as well as managers and practitioners who are interested in island issues, have been invited to share their research and experiences.


To view the ISIC Programme please click here.

For more information or late abstract submissions please contact: or Dr Evangelia Papoutsaki

The conference will be preceded by a tour of Kingston’s most significant reggae centres, followed by a further cultural tour to the Sumfest Reggae Festival in Montego Bay. Those wishing to engage in the tour experience will be able to register for each of the tour options.

Registration Fees

  • Early bird – US$225 (by May 1)
  • Normal Registration – US$250 (by June 1)
  • Late registration – US$275
  • Students, retirees and unattached scholars – US$100

For more information on registration deadlines and payment options please contact Sonjah Stanley Niaah:

Accommodation options

How to Reserve: Contact Mr. Dunbar – / Dominic Mitchell –

Further Discounts will be discussed based on group size. Email : / Telephone: 876-665-1235