24th conference...

24th conference of International Society of Humor Studies

We are pleased to announce that the next Humor Conference will take place in Kraków! Scholars, professionals, and students are invited to submit proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and posters.


Online registration opens on


December 1st, 2011.


Deadline for paper submission is


March 1st, 2012.


Those who register before April 15th will receive a fee reduction.


More at http://info.filg.uj.edu.pl/ishs2012/


Contact: secretary.ishs@gmail.com

The following is a recommended (but not exhaustive) list of areas where scholarly contributions are welcome (submission of moderated panels is encouraged):

• Anthropology
• Applications of humor and laughter
• Business and management
• Computational humor
• Cultural dimensions of humor
• European humor
• Education, children's humor
• Gelotophobia
• Health/ laughter therapy
• History/comparative studies
• Humor and gender/race/ethnicity
• Humor and emotion
• Humor and cognition
• Humor in arts/Visual humor
• Jokes, cartoons and other forms of humor
• Linguistics
• Literature
• Media
• Measuring sense of humor
• Metaphor/irony/humor
• Neuroscience
• Performance - appreciation of comedy
• Personality
• Philosophy
• Politics/satire
• Sociology of humor
• Styles of humor/humor taste
• Translation

Special interdisciplinary panels on Good Soldier Svejk, Political humor, Polish humor and Hungarian humor as well as a workshop on Meaning and humor are planned too. Contributions are solicited - details on the conference website.