The 23rd AHSN Conference will be hosted from Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 February 2017 by Dr Angus McLachlan (School of Health Sciences & Psychology, Federation University Australia) in Ballarat, Victoria.

The conference theme is "Humour: Here and There; Then and Now", recognising that when differing cultures collide - as occurred in Ballarat during its foundation in 1837 and the gold rush era of the 1850s - there is often both tragedy and humour.

The Call for Papers will be posted here early in May, and conference registration will be available shortly thereafter. A special invitation is made to students researching humour and laughter from the background of any discipline. As usual, five Post-Graduate Scholarships (consisting of fee-waivers) will be awarded to the authors of the five first successfully reviewed proposals.

For more information on the Venue, Travel and Accommodation Options, please follow the sidebar link to Conference Information.

NB: If you are thinking of coming to the Conference, you should BOOK ACCOMMODATION IN BALLARAT EARLY. While there is ample, many of the better priced rooms will be booked well in advance, particularly towards the end of the conference week when there are several other 2017 events being held in Ballarat.

For general early enquiries about the conference, please email Angus at: