June 28-29, 2023 (Online)

5th International Interdisciplinary Boredom Conference​


The International Society of Boredom Studies is pleased to invite researchers and faculty staff from all disciplines to participate with papers in the 5th International Interdisciplinary Boredom Conference.

Following the successful launch and development of the cross-disciplinary Boredom Studies and in accordance with previous editions, the 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
  • Boredom in Culture (Literature, Art, etc.)
  • Boredom in Education and Pedagogy
  • Animal Boredom, Evolutionary and Neuro-Boredom

We would like to encourage the contributions outside above list as we plan to organize an open session.

Dr. Josefa Ros Velasco (Complutense University of Madrid)
Dr. Mariusz Finkielsztein (Institute of Sociology, Collegium Civitas, Poland)

Please, send proposals (in English) of no more than 500 words using the registration form no later than January 31, 2023. Those selected will be notified on 12 February 2021. The participation in the Conference is free of charge. The Conference will be held online and all presentations will be recorded. The language of the Conference is English only. The proceedings of the Conference will be published as an issue of Journal of Boredom Studies.

Link to the Registration Form: https://forms.gle/yPHh9QCkK3ZVTpwA9

Confirmed keynote speaker:

Erin Westgate (Director of The Florida Social Cognition and Emotion lab, based in the University of Florida, Department of Psychology).