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

Papers are invited from all disciplines on all topics related to the study of humour, but the conveners of this conference are particularly interested in those that address the concept and practice of how humour travels, whether between times or places, genres or forms, from creator to recipient, from one hearer to another, as well as humour about travel (e.g. tourism, exotic locations etc), and the questions of whether such travelling is successful, and why – or why not.

Humour Studies is an expansive multi-disciplinary field, and we welcome approaches that encourage dialogue across disciplines as well as within them. Postgraduate students researching humour-related topics are especially invited to present their research-in-progress, and some postgraduate scholarships or fee waivers will be available to assist the attendance of those whose proposals first successfully complete review.

To view guidelines for preparing proposals for papers (30 mins) and practical workshops (60 minutes), click on the Proposal Submission side-bar link on this page.

The Call has been extended to Thursday 31 August 2017 at 5.00pm

Proposal Submission

To submit your proposal, click on the Proposal Submission side-bar link on this page and follow the prompts to upload your proposal and personal details on our dedicated submission and review website.

Conference Information and Registration

All attendees must register for the Conference, whether presenting paper or not. Registration fees are:

Full fee: $250.00

Concession for students and the unwaged: $200.00

Scholarship winners must also register, using the appropriate option on the form.

To register, please click here to visit the registration site and make your payment.

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For information on attending the conference, travel and accommodation options, please click on the appropriate side-bar link on this page.

Organizing Committee

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


Submission of proposals and speakers, contact Dr Bruce Findlay, E:

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