CfP: 4th International Interdisciplinary Boredom Conference: NEW DEADLINE

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Last chance to submit to the extended deadline for the 4th International Interdisciplinary Boredom Conference (Madrid, Spain in September 2020).

4th International Interdisciplinary Boredom Conference
September 24 to 25, 2020,
Faculty of Philosophy, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Extended deadline: May 20, 2020.

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-disciplinary Boredom 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

The organisers 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
The organisers also look forward to the contributions outside above list as they plan to organize an open session.

Please send proposals (in English) of no more than 500 words to [email protected] or [email protected]. Those selected will be notified asap. Registration fees for speakers (50€ for Professors and Professionals / 25€ for Ph.D. and postdoctoral students) should be paid from May 10 to June 10, 2020. 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).