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September 30, 2021

Call for Applications:

Postdoctoral position in a research project on “The experience and consequences of boredom”

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position (100% salary) as part of a larger research project on “The experience and consequences of boredom” funded by the Velux Foundation. The starting date is February 1, 2022, or subject to mutual agreement. The position is strongly research oriented but contains some teaching responsibilities.


October 31, 2021

Call for Papers: Special Issue «Boredom in Health, Education and Sports»

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Dr. Wanja Wolff
Dr. Maik Bieleke
Prof. Dr. Corinna Martarelli
Prof. Dr. Julia Schüler
Guest Editors

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June 28, 2021

Call for Papers: “I’m Not in The Mood” – THE BOREDOM CLUSTER

Guest editor Busra Copuroglu (Western University) seeks to bring together essays about all things that are boring and all that is about boredom for Contemporaries at Post45.

Please send your 300-word abstracts to Busra Copuroglu at by June 28, 2021.

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February 28, 2021

Call for Papers: European Journal of American Studies 

The Boredoms of Late Modernity. A Special Issue of the European Journal of American Studies

Send your abstract of 250-500 words and a brief bio note to the editors – Anna Pochmara and Łukasz Muniowski – at, by February 28, 2021.

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January 31, 2021

Call for Papers: 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Boredom 

June 24 to 25, 2021,

Faculty of Philosophy, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

For years, the literature on boredom has been crowded with complaints about the scarcity of research on the subject, even though there is a large amount of papers and books on this phenomenon, since philosophers, theologians, sociologists, and writers have reflected on boredom for centuries. The area of cross-disciplinaryBoredom Studies has been successfully launched and continued to steadily grow over the last two decades. Whatever domain of reality boredom researchers scrutinize, boredom emerges as a significant part of our daily lives. 

In accordance with previous editions, the 4th International Interdisciplinary Boredom Conference aims to attract specialists on boredom from a wide range of disciplines to expand the knowledge we have already achieved concerning its nature, history, causes, and consequences. The goals of this encounter are to 1) gather together boredom researchers from various academic disciplines worldwide; 2) make new and develop existing connections between them; 3) create the venue for interdisciplinary boredom-oriented academic discussion; 4) promote Boredom Studies as a justified, significant, and needed domain of scientific research; and 5) establish recurrent organizational and social structures that enable further development of Boredom Studies. 

We look forward to proposals addressing the following areas of interest:

·       Philosophy, Theology and History of Boredom

·       Psychology and Psychiatry of Boredom

·       Anthropology and Sociology of Boredom

·       Animal Boredom

·       Boredom in Literature and Art

·       Boredom in Education and Pedagogy

We also look forward to the contributions outside above list as we planned to organize an open session.

Please, send proposals (in English) of no more than 500 words to or no later than January 31, 2021. Those selected will be notified on 10 February 2021. Registration fees for speakers (50€ for Professors and Professionals / 25€ for Ph.D. and postdoctoral students) should be paid from February 10 to April 10, 2021. Attendance is free of charge unless for attendants pursuing ECTS credits. The proceedings of this conference will be published either as a special issue or an edited volume. 

Organizers: Dr. Josefa Ros Velasco (RCC at Harvard – Complutense University of Madrid Postdoctoral Fellow), Dr. Mariusz Finkielsztein (Institute of Sociology, Collegium Civitas, Poland), Prof. Dr. José Luis Villacañas Berlanga (Complutense University of Madrid), Prof. Dr. Antonio Rivera García (Complutense University of Madrid), Prof. Dr. Nuria Sánchez Madrid (Complutense University of Madrid).