“We must meet; we must communicate with one another; we must, it would seem, be alone together” (John Macmurray)
We welcome contributions to the second international pandisciplinary symposium on solitude in community: Alone Together Again. This is organised by the University of Szczecin and York St John University, under the auspices of the Rector of the University of Szczecin and the President of Szczecin. All papers, discussions and posters will be held in English.
Since we sent out our original call for the April 2020 event, the covid-19 pandemic has changed the whole world, and brought issues of solitude to even greater prominence. The event originally planned to take place in Szczecin in April, and then in September, will now take place entirely online. This is not what we had hoped for, but the good news is that the online conference will be free.
We have already had a full programme of papers for the ‘live’ event, and we invite all who had contributed papers to that event to confirm that they would still like to attend, by emailing alonetogether2020@
Detailed information about submitting abstracts and registering for the event is available on our website: https://ata.usz.edu.
All the best,
Julian Stern and Małgorzata Wałejko
York St John University & University of Szczecin
/on behalf of the ATA Organizing Committee/