24th Conference of the Australasian Humour Studies Network (AHSN)

“Humour: How does it Travel?”
hosted by the
Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities (CTRO)
Central Queensland University, Cairns Campus

2-4 February 2018

The 24th annual AHSN conference, on the theme of “Humour: How Does it Travel?”, is proudly hosted by the Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities (CTRO) at Central Queensland University’s (CQU) Cairns Campus and will run from mid-afternoon of Friday 2 February to evening of Sunday 4 February 2018.

The Draft Program is available here. Please note that details of this timetable are subject to change at the discretion of the Conference Organizers.

Registration for the 24th AHSN Conference is now open.

All presenters and attendees at the conference, including scholarship winners, are asked kindly to register to attend.

AHSN is a self-funding network and each conference depends on registration fees to pay its way. The fees paid cover administration and paperwork, including of course the conference brochure and participant list, lunches and morning and afternoon teas and a welcome drinks. There will be an optional conference dinner to be arranged at the event. Registration fees are:

Full fee: $250.00
Concession for students and the unwaged: $200.00
Scholarship winners are asked to register using the appropriate option on the form.

To register, please click here OR on the sidebar link for Registration, to visit the secure payment site. The registration process will ask if you already subscribe to our e-Newsletter, the AHSN Digest, so if you are not yet receiving this occasional bulletin of free news and updates including about the conference, please visit the “Subscribe to e-Newsletter” page on this website and enter your preferred email address. You may then tick “yes” on the Registration form.

Conference Information, Travel and Accommodation

For full details, please click on the Conference Information sidebar.

Central Queensland University’s Cairns Campus is only a short distance from a wide range of accommodation facilities, cafes, restaurants, bars, boutique shopping, and also the famous Cairns Esplanade and Pier. The street address of CQU’s Cairns campus is: Level 3 CQU Cairns Campus, Cnr Abbott and Shields Streets, Cairns QLD 4870. Book early to avoid disappointment in your preferred choice!

Organizing Committee

Dr Anja Pabel, CQUniversity Australia
Dr Jessica Milner Davis, University of Sydney
Dr Bruce Findlay, Swinburne University of Technology

We look forward to seeing you all next February!


Proposal-related enquiries, contact Dr Bruce Findlay, E:

General enquiries, contact Dr Anja Pabel, E: