Intimacy and Love

© Jamie Robertson 2018

“Falling in love was not really a choice; it just struck me.”  Many people identify with the sentiment in Helen Fisher’s writing about love; the elusiveness, the enduring, the mystery, the unknown of such a powerful emotion and experience.  Artists, designers, writers, poets, singers, songwriters, musicians – we have all tried with various degrees of failure and success to describe and express the many forms of love.

What does it mean to love? What does it mean to be intimate?   What is the connection between romance, intimacy, and love?  Such broad questions, yet such diverse and personal answers.  This project endeavours to explore romance, intimacy and love within the context of persons and interpersonal relationships and across a range of critical, contextual, and cultural perspectives. Seeking to encourage innovative dialogues, we encourage interactions which struggle to understand what it is to be a person and how romance, intimacy, and love impacts our familial, individual, personal, romantic, and social relationships.


Romance, Intimacy and Love: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Monday 15th July 2019 – Tuesday 16th July 2019
Verona, Italy

Call for papers, presentations and participation now active.