What makes us
happy and content in our life? Some people may point to fabulous fame, fortune,
or money. Some may say that the key to happiness are interpersonal relationships.
But what if someone is alone? Is loneliness really disastrous? Are there any
benefits of loneliness? Can loneliness become an epidemic? In order to answer such questions, during our conference we will have to
concentrate on many particular issues. Thus, we are interested in all aspects
of loneliness in the past and in the present-day world.
The conference is intended as
an interdisciplinary event. Hence, we invite researchers
representing various academic disciplines: sociology, psychology,
psychiatry, philosophy, anthropology, gender studies, literary studies, theatre
studies, film studies, consciousness studies, social policy, cognitive
sciences, history, and others.
The aim of our conference is to provide opportunities
for researchers from a range of disciplines and countries to share their research, create an academically challenging and
productive space for discussion, and enable them to establish long-lasting,
ever-growing scientific networks and contacts with professionals in other countries and
We will be happy to hear from
both experienced scholars and young academics at the beginning of their
careers, as well as doctoral and graduate students. We also invite all persons
interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a
topics of the conference include but are not limited to the following
1. Loneliness and Society2. Loneliness and Culture
- loneliness in different parts of the world
- loneliness and religions
- loneliness and initiation rituals
- lonely communities
- abandoned nations
- expelled minorities
3. Individual experiences
- loneliness during self-isolation, quarantanne,
- loneliness as a state of mind
- loneliness and emotional isolation
- loneliness and depression
- loneliness and shame
- creative loneliness
- loneliness as a rest
- situational loneliness
- existentional loneliness
- loneliness, aloneness and solitude
4. Literature and Arts
The conference language is English.
- loneliness in literature, film, theatre and visual arts
- lonely artists
Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 15 July 2020 to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by
* Due to COVID-19 this year's edition of Loneliness Conference will be held virtually.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 17 July 2020.