• 17 JANUARY 2022

    This is a second call for papers for the Alone Together conference in Szczecin, Poland, from 31st March to 2nd April 2022We welcome contributions to the third international pandisciplinary conference on solitude in community: Alone Together which will take place at the University of Szczecin, Poland under the auspices of The Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, Vice-Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln (UK) and Professor Waldemar Tarczyński, Rector of the University of Szczecin (Poland). The symposium is organized by the International Society for Research on Solitude (ISRS) with support from Bishop Grosseteste University (UK) and the Institute of Pedagogy at the University of Szczecin (Poland).

    We welcome papers and posters on any issues related to solitude, silence and loneliness, from any discipline, and from researchers from all over the world. All papers and discussions will be held in English. The submission of abstracts will be welcome till the 28thFebruary 2022.  (Later submissions will be considered if there is still room on the programme.) To submit, please fill in the form here: click on the link .

    We are delighted to announce our plenary presentations:

    • Dat Bao from Monash University in Australia on The multiple meanings of silence in contexts: Implications for learning and communication
    • Samir Dayal from Bentley University in USA on Antigone at the Crossroads: The Ethics of Alienation
    • Barbara Chojnacka, Edyta Sielicka and Rafał Iwański from University of Szczecin in Poland on Loneliness on the Net: Children’s Experiences of Online Learning.

    This time, for the first time, we plan a session on “Alone Together in everyday life” conducted by practitioners only, who directly serve people to soothe the loneliness or promote solitude in various ways and social environments.The conference will be hybrid, so participation will be possible on-site in Poland, and also online. (If you do not yet know whether you will be able to travel, please register for the online event, and, if you decide to travel, convert later to the on-site event.).
    Participation on-site will require a fee, 100 USD/ 87 EUR / 75 GBP / 400 PLN for refreshments and conference materials.  (No accommodation included.) 
     Participants may transfer the fee into the bank account number:


    46 1050 1559 1000 0022 8790 4474


    IBAN: PL 46 1050 1559 1000 0022 8790 4474

    (as a title please provide nr: 0061)

    If you consider publishing the research you’ll present, we have a few possibilities to indicate. Our friend Dat Bao from Monash University in Australia wishes to make a special edition of his brand new Journal of Silence Studies in Education. Philosophically oriented articles are invited to contribute (in English or in Polish) to the Polish journal Ruch Filozoficzny (70 points in Poland) by our friend Piotr Domeracki. We have also proposed a monograph series (which could also include edited books) to the publishers Bloomsbury, and that proposal is currently being reviewed.  
    More detailed information is available on our website: click on the link