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The ISBS launches its own academic journal starting in 2022. The international peer-reviewed Journal of Boredom Studies (JBS), published annually by the International Society of Boredom Studies, is a multidisciplinary and open-access forum for theoretical and empirical advancements in all areas of boredom studies, including, but not limited to, Animal Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Cultural Studies, Education, History, Literary Studies, Management, Philosophy, Political Studies, Psychology, and Sociology. It covers topics referring to boredom (and related states like melancholy, ennui, tedium, etc.), that deal with its conceptualizations, cultural and societal representations, perceptions, forms, functions, characteristics, causes/correlates, and consequences/outcomes. It aims to promote and disseminate multidisciplinary research on boredom, facilitate the advancement of knowledge concerning boredom, and give visibility and access to scientific and scholarly papers on boredom.

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Dear members of the ISBS and friends,

we are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Christian Rafael Parreño Roldán, from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, is our new Treasurer. It’s fantastic to have you on board!


Dear ISBS community,

The Directive Board of the International Society of Boredom Studies regrets having to inform you about the passing of our treasurer, Dr. Augustin de la Peña. He was the promoter of this initiative and one of the pillars of our society in the short time it is working. We send our condolences to his brother Daniel and the rest of his family and friends. Our heart is broken after this great loss.

Warm regards,

ISBS Directive Board

Take a look at our new section of PODCAST 🎙️

Go to the MEMBERSHIP section to see the podcasts we are uploading on Boredom Studies. 

To inaugurate this new section, the Paris Institute of Critical Thinking shared with us the series Let’s Get Bored by our new member Salamis Aysegul Sentug

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MAIL ONE published an article mentioning the ISBS

8 July 2021

Read the article here.

  • An international society has also been formed ‘to promote and disseminate multidisciplinary research on boredom’.

  • Mariusz Finkielsztein, secretary of the International Society of Boredom Studies, said around 250 researchers around the world were studying how people coped with boredom during lockdowns.

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION is writing about our International Society of Boredom Studies

Read the complete article here (login or register required). 8 July 2021

Our Secretary, Dr. Mariusz Finkielsztein, has written an article on his website to explain what is the International Society of Boredom Studies and its aims. 

Thanks to the initiative of dr Josefa Ros Velasco from Complutense University of Madrid The International Society of Boredom has been launched. After several years of day-dreaming (boredom?), organizational work and boredom networking, the first and only society dedicated to promote and disseminate multidisciplinary research on boredom has finally been established. Collecting the international body of boredom researchers and experts it is to “facilitate the advancement and distribution of knowledge concerning boredom, give visilibity and access to scientific papers on boredom published (…) worldwide, and disseminate information regarding activities related to the study of boredom” (in Boredom Society).

Against the popularized opinion (see for instance Daily Mail), the foundation of the Society had nothing to the pandemic of Covid’19. The boredom studies had been the established area of research long before the recent epidemic and lockdown. Yet, the timing is significant – we need boredom studies now more than ever!

To join the Society contact us by mail or fill out online contact form. Joining the Society is free of charge and is associated with many benefits.

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