Loneliness: International Interdisciplinary Conference by University of Gdańsk, Poland.

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 is interpersonal relationships. But what if someone is alone? Is loneliness really disastrous? Are there any benefits of loneliness? Can loneliness become an epidemic?

Loneliness: International Interdisciplinary Conference by University of Gdańsk, Poland.

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, They invite researchers representing various academic disciplinessociology, 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 institutions. 

Loneliness: International Interdisciplinary Conference by University of Gdańsk, Poland.

The topics of the conference include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

1. Loneliness and Society

  • loneliness and social relationships (in families, marriages, partnerships, workplaces, etc)
  • *loneliness of children
  • *loneliness of seniors
  • *the lonely crowd
  • *loneliness in urban spaces
  • *loneliness as an epidemic
  • *loneliness, isolation and social exclusion (social class, racism, gender factors, educational status, living standards, people with disabilities, ageism)
  • *loneliness and social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

2. 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 as a state of mind
  • *loneliness and emotional isolation
  • *loneliness and depression
  • *loneliness and shame
  • *creative loneliness
  • *loneliness as a rest
  • *situational loneliness
  • *existential loneliness
  • *loneliness, aloneness and solitude

4.  Literature and Arts

  • *loneliness in literature, film, theatre  and visual arts
  • *lonely artists
  • *books to take to a desert island

How to submit

Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 31 July, 2019.

Email: lonelinessconference@gmail.com.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission:  31 July 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 03 August 2019
  • Deadline for registration: 25 August 2019
  • Conference: 9-10 September 2019


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  1. The topic of conference is really mind blowing. It open up our heart to speak our inner feelings. I think the Indian tradition of meditation is one of the perfect answer of loneliness. Eager to participate in this wonderful conference.
    Dr. Bipinchandra Shinde.
    Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.