The Story of Things

Series Six: Looking Beyond Horizons at the modern ‘epidemic’ of Loneliness

January 9, 2020

In countries such as the UK, the United States and Japan more people than ever are describing themselves as lonely. In this episode of The Story of Things, Dr Fay Bound Alberti, from the Department of History at the University of York, explores why we can only begin to address the modern ‘epidemic’ of loneliness by exploring its history and emergence as a modern emotion.