International Interdisciplinary Boredom Conference

June 2-3, 2016

Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, Ballroom, Poland 
 

Organizer: Mariusz Finkielsztein

We are mentioned in Nature.com! The Conference and Boredom are becoming more and more visible! We are very glad to see that.

In May 2015, the University of Warsaw drew almost 50 participants to its second annual conference on boredom, which attracted international speakers from social psychology and sociology. And in November, Danckert brought together about a dozen investigators from Canada and the United States for a workshop on the subject.

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Thank you so much Randy Malamud for One big yawn? The academics bewitched by boredom

Boredom Studies are drawing more and more attention, further article finding the domain expanding and mentioning our Conference!

As boredom bloomed, events followed. The International Interdisciplinary Boredom Conference, held annually at the University of Warsaw, will run for the third time in the spring of 2017. In Canada, symposia on boredom have been convened at U of Waterloo and at Queen’s University. The agendas for these events reveal the field’s engrained interdisciplinary approach, with humanities researchers sharing the stage with scientists.

Conference Program

2nd June 2016 (THURSDAY)

(place: Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, Ballroom)

9:00-10:00

REGISTRATION

10:00-10:30

INAUGURATION

Mariusz Finkielsztein (University of Warsaw)  So whimsical that controversial? Between Science and Anecdote – about the Significance of Boredom

SESSION 1: SOCIOLOGY 1

10:30-11:30

Izabela Wagner (University of WarsawBoredom in Scientific Work

Malgorzata Kubacka (Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznanBusyBored. The Time, (Post)Modernity and Boredom

11:30-11:45

COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 2: SOCIOLOGY 2

11:45-13:15

Mariusz Finkielsztein (University of WarsawBores and Bored: Boredom as an Interactional Phenomenon

Guido Borelli (University of Venice«There is Time to Kill Today». Everyday Life, Boredom and Domestic Uncanny in the Italian Northeast

James Hardie-Bick, Susie Scott (University of SussexWaiting in the Wings: Boredom, Flow and Reflexivity

13:15-14:15

LUNCH

SESSION 3: PSYCHOLOGY 1

14:15-15:45

Maria Flakus (University of SilesiaPsychotherapy with the Boring Patient – Boredom as a Clinical Issue

Michal Wróblewski (Gdansk UniversityBoredom in Analytical Psychology and in Logotherapy

15:45-16:00

COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 4: PSYCHOLOGY 2

16:00-17:30

Lukasz Miciuk (Catholic University of LublinPersonality and Boredom: the Role of Self-concept Adequacy

Marta Molinska (Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznanPeople Prone to Get Bored – Who Are They?

Maria Flakus (University of SilesiaReliability and Validity of Boredom Proneness Scale (short form). Polish Version

  

SESSION 5: OPEN

17:30-18:00

Daniel Dzienisiewicz (Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznanA Linguistic Look on Boredom: Causes, Trends and Ways of Expression

18:00-20:00

WINE RECEPTION

 

  3rd June 2016 (FRIDAY)

(place: Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, Ballroom)

9:00-10:00

REGISTRATION

SESSION 6: PHILOSOPHY 1

10:00-11:30

Ivan Ortega-Rodriguez (Universidad Pontificia Comillas MadridTechnical Civilisation, Boredom and Responsibility in Jan Patočka

Pawel Szypowski (University of WarsawEscaping the Being. Boredom in Early Levinas

Taejin Bae (Hong Kong Institution of EducationPossibilities and Direction of Boredom as a Curriculum topic: Understanding a boredom based on Natality of Hannah Arendt

11:30-11:45

COFFEE BREAK

 SESSION 7: PEDAGOGY

11:45-13:45

Alberto Sánchez Rojo (Antonio de Nebrija University) Boredom and Education in 21st Century: Lack of Motivation or Fatigue?

Iga Kazimierczyk (University of WarsawBoredom in the Early Stage of Education

Malgorzata Tyszkowska (Kazimierz Wielki University, BydgoszczPositivity as a Mental Tool against Boredom

Aleksandra Antonik (Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznanWhy do Children Feel like Doing Boring Things? Mechanisms and Functions of Rituals and Stereotyped Behaviours

13:45-15:00

LUNCH

SESSION 8: PHILOSOPHY 2

15:00-16:30

Jørn Henrik Olsen (Denmark, independent scholarAngst, Boredom, and Creativity – with Impetus from Søren Kierkegaard and Martin Heidegger

Jacobo Zabalo (Universidad Pompeu FabraBoredom’s Time: Beyond the Symptomatic Urge to ‘Do Something’

Janko Lozar (University of Ljubljana) The Boredom of Metaphysics

16:30-16:45

COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 9: PHILOSOPHY 3

16:45-18:15

Carlo Salzani (Germany, independent scholarThe Animal that Gets Bored: Paradoxes of the Human/Animal Divide

Monika Chylinska (Catholic University of LublinThe Art of Attentive Looking  – What Annie Dillard Shows us about the Nature of Boredom

Zhenxu Fan (Catholic Univeristy of LublinImmunity to Boredom: the Self in Plotinus’ Philosophy

18:15-18:30

CONFERENCE CLOSURE

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