The International Society of Boredom Studies

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 bodyContinue reading “The International Society of Boredom Studies”

Strategic Boredom: The Case of Refugees

Our paper on the Experience and Dynamics of Boredom in Refugee Camp has been published in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography! The issue of refugees has been covered by media in recent years exponentially, but the boredom of a refugee camp has not been analyzed yet (although mentioned frequently). The paper examines three modalities ofContinue reading “Strategic Boredom: The Case of Refugees”

Presentations from The Boredom Conference now available!

The 4th edition of Boredom Conference has ended. Yet, all presentations are now available to watch on YouTube channel of The International Society of Boredom Studies. Below the presentation of Mariusz Finkielsztein “Disdained or Psychologized: Towards the Sociological Definition of Boredom.” Enjoy watching!

Are the times of blissful laziness or unbearable boredom coming? Boredom, work and free time

Transcription and translation of the Rozmowy Równoległe Podcast. My guest is dr Mariusz Finkielsztein, a sociologist and ‘boredologist’ from Collegium Civitas. Let’s start our conversation with what boredom is and where it comes from? It is commonly believed that boredom occurs when we have too much free time and do not know what to doContinue reading “Are the times of blissful laziness or unbearable boredom coming? Boredom, work and free time”