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ISHS 2018 : 30th International Society for Humor Studies Conference


When Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018
Where Tallinn, Estonia
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2018
Categories    humor studies   linguistics   psychology

Call For Papers

In 2018, humour researchers and practitioners will gather in Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss humour from its basic definitions to innovative research and everything in between. Bringing together a variety of scholars, students and creative practitioners, ISHS Tallinn 2018 focuses on the broad theme of “Humour: positively (?) transforming” – its creative aspect and contextual nature.

On its 30th anniversary, the 2018 International Humour Studies Conference calls for proposals of papers, posters, special panels (90-180 min), workshops (90 min) and other academic formats (including panels of flash presentations, 5-7 min each) related to humour research or the applications of humour research in the arts, humanities, and sciences. The suggested topic areas could cover, although are not limited to:

Cognition and Creativity
Public and Private Discourse
Individuality and Individual Styles
Culture and Diversity
Health and Well-Being
Language and Translation
Media and Digital Technology
Performance and Reception
Body and Gender

Graduate students who submit papers for the 2018 International Humour Conference can apply for the Don and Alleen Nilsen Young Scholars Award (DANYS), Christie Davies Award (CDA) and/or ISHS Graduate Student Awards (GSAs) by sending a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and, for the DANYS and CDA award, the complete conference paper to The deadline for Graduate Student Award applications is March 31, 2018. More information on ISHS student awards can be found here. In addition, as a way to encourage student participation, there will be student prizes (100 EUR) available for the three best abstracts submitted via our registration form before January 1, 2018, and selected by the conference scientific panel.

Abstracts of up to 350 words should be submitted by March 31, 2018. All prospective conference participants are requested to fill in the registration / abstracts form. Acceptance notifications for abstracts will be sent out on a rolling basis within 1-2 weeks of submitting.

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