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