Professor Stephen A. Royle
MRIA FRHistS C.Geog FRGS FCIEA FHEA
MA (Cantab) PhD (Leicester)
Professor of Island Geography
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
(+44) (0)2890 97 3355
GGY3001 Dissertation, course co-ordinator
GGY3007 Aspects of urban development, course co-ordinator
Director of Research: Society, Space and Culture Cluster
Director, Centre of Canadian Studies
Geography of small islands:
Journals, Special Issues
Baldacchino, G. and Royle, S.A. (eds) (2010) Postcolonialism and Islands, Space and Culture, 13.2.
Hodgett, S. and Royle, S.A. (eds) (2006) Governance, Culture and Identity in Contemporary Canada, British Journal of Canadian Studies, 19.2.
Dodds, K. and Royle, S.A. (eds) (2003) The Historical Geography of Islands, Journal of Historical Geography, 29.4.
Royle, S.A. (2011) 'Lessons from islands or islands as miners canaries', in G. Baldacchino (ed.) Extreme heritage management: the practices and policies of densely populated islands, BerghahnBooks: Oxford and New York.
Royle, S.A. (2008) ‘“Mainland” and “entry” islands: distinctions in island tourism’, in S. Babu, S. Mishra and B.B. Parida, B.B. (eds) Tourism development revisited: concepts, issues and paradigms, Response Books: New Delhi, pp. 120-131.
Royle, S.A. (2008) ‘The construction of islandness, a literal example: St Helena in the seventeenth century’, in I. Novaczek (ed.) Refereed papers from the 3rd International Small Island Cultures Conference, Small Island Cultures Research Initiative: Sydney, pp. 1-9.
Royle, S.A. (2007), ‘Islands off the Irish coast and the “bridging effect”’, in G. Baldacchino (ed.) Bridging islands: the impact of ‘fixed links’, Acorn Press: Charlottetown, pp. 203-218.
Royle, S.A. (2007) ‘Island spaces and identities: definitions and typologies’, in G. Baldacchino (ed.) A World of Islands, Agenda Academic: Luqa, Malta, pp. 3-26.
McFerran, K.E. and Royle, S.A. (2007) ‘Rural development in an insular setting: Prince Edward Island’, in S. Hodgett, D. Johnson and S.A. Royle (eds), Doing Development Differently: Regional Development on the Atlantic Periphery, Cape Breton University Press: Sydney, Nova Scotia, pp. 186-212.
Royle, S.A. (2006) ‘Culture, environment and the tourist gaze: the Falkland Islands’, in H. Johnson (ed.), Refereed Papers from the 2nd International Small Island Cultures Conference, Small Island Cultures Research Initiative: Sydney, pp. 119-28.
Royle, S.A. (2006) ‘The Falkland Islands’, in G. Baldacchino (ed.) Extreme Tourism: Lessons from the World’s Cold Water Islands, Elsevier: Oxford, pp. 181-92.
Royle, S.A. (2006) ‘Belfast: foundations of the twentieth century’, in F.W. Boal and S.A. Royle (eds) Enduring City: Belfast in the Twentieth Century, Blackstaff Press: Belfast, pp. 11-29.
Royle, S.A. (2006) ‘Inseltourismus: Inseln der Träume?’, in H. Weinhäupl and M. Wolfsberber (eds) Trauminseln? Tourismus und Alltag in ‘Urlaubsparadiesen’, IIT Verlag GmbH; Vienna, pp. 13-36.
Royle, S.A. (2004) ‘Small towns in Ireland, 1841-1951’, in H. Clarke, J. Prunty and M. Hennessey (eds) Surveying Ireland’s past: Multidisciplinary Essays in Honour of Anngret Simms, Geography Publications: Dublin, pp. 517-44.
Smith, B.J., McAlister, J.J., Roe, H.M. and Royle, S.A. (2011) 'Metal and oxalate contamination in a suburban watershed in the Greater Toronto are: the benefits of employing acid leach and selective extraction procedures', Journal of Environmental Management, 92.3, pp. 848-58.
Royle, S.A. (2010) ‘‘‘Small places like St Helena have big questions to ask”: the inaugural lecture of a Professor of Island Geography’, Island Studies Journal, 5.1, pp. 5-24.
Royle, S.A. (2010) ‘Postcolonial culture on dependent islands’, Space and Culture, 13.2, pp. 203-215.
Baldacchino, G. and Royle, S.A. (2010) ‘Postcolonialism and islands: introduction’, Space and Culture, 13.2, pp. 140-143.
Royle, S.A. (2009) ‘Tourism changes on a Mediterranean island: experiences from Mallorca’, Island Studies Journal, 4.2, pp. 225-240.
Vannini, P., Baldacchino, G., Guay, L., Royle, S.A. and Stein, P. (2009) ‘Reterritorialising Canada: Arctic ice’s liquid modernity and the imagining of a Canadian archipelago’, Island Studies Journal, 4.2, pp. 121-138.
Royle. S.A. (2009) ‘Urban regeneration report: Belfast as an enduring city’, AgendaNI , 26, pp. 44-45.
Royle, S.A. (2008) ‘From marginality to resurgence: the case of the Irish islands', Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Culture, 2.2, pp. 42-55.
Royle, S.A. and Tsai, H-M. (2008) ‘Cultural heritage and development strategies of the offshore islands of Ireland and Taiwan’, Insula, International Journal of Island Affairs, 17.1, pp. 47-56.
Royle, S.A. (2007) ‘St Helena and the East India Company, 1659-1710: colonial development on a tabula rasa’, in L. Nilsson (ed.) Urban Europe in a comparative perspective, Studier I stads-och kummunhistoria, 31 (CD).
Royle, S.A. and Ní Laoire, C. (2006) ‘“Dare the boist’rous main”: the role of the Belfast News Letter in the process of emigration from Ulster to North America, 1760-1800’, The Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe canadien, 50.1, pp. 56-73.
Royle, S.A. (2004) ‘Human Interference on Ascension island’, Environmental Archaeology, 9, pp. 127-34.
Royle, S.A. (2004) ‘“The island has been handed over to me”: Ascension Island as a company colony, 1922-1942’, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 25.1, pp. 109-26.
Hodgett, S. and Royle, S.A. (2003) ‘Conceptualising community: policy implications for Atlantic Canada’, British Journal of Canadian Studies, 16.2, pp. 309-18.
Royle, S.A. (2003) ‘Perilous shipwreck, misery and unhappiness: the British military at Tristan da Cunha, 1816-1817’, J ournal of Historical Geography , 29.4, pp. 516-34.
Royle, S.A. (2003) ‘Exploitation and celebration of the heritage of the Irish islands, Irish Geography, 36.1, pp. 23-31.
Royle, S.A. (2002) ‘Regional development issues in Prince Edward Island, Canada’, in M.M. Klemencic (ed.) Podezelje na Prelomu Tisocletja: Izzivi in Problemi. Rural Areas at the Millennium Shift: Challenges and Problems, Dela, 17, pp. 230-37.
Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland Prix du Québec (2010)
British Academy Small Personal Research Grant (2010)
Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow in North American Studies at the British Library (2008)
J.B. Harley Fellow in the History of Cartography (2005)
Shackleton Scholar (2004)
Support from Royal Irish Academy for Belfast projects
Secretary, Royal Irish Academy Committee for Geographical Sciences
Member, Council of British Geography (COBRIG)
Committee Member, EUGEO, the European Society for Geography
Treasurer, International Small Island Studies Association
Chair, Royal Geographical Society Northern Ireland Region
Chief Examiner, A Level Geography, CCEA
Strange but true:
1. Steve has visited 739 islands.
2. He has supported Birmingham City – the Blues – since 1963: decades of miserable underachievement until we won the Carling Cup in 2011. But then we got relegated.