AHSN2016 Information

The 22nd Conference of the Australasian Humour Studies Network will be held at the Women’s College, University of Sydney, from the afternoon of Saturday 6 February to evening of Monday 8 February 2016. Its theme will be ‘Unfunny: The Limits of Humour’


An excellent choice of accommodation is available for those attending the 2016 AHSN Conference at The Women’s College, University of Sydney, and details are available on the College website at: http://www.thewomenscollege.com.au/casual-accomodation.php

Other options both on-campus and nearby can be found at: http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/professional_learning/information/accommodation.shtml

Of these, the closest off-campus hotel is the Adara Camperdown (formerly the Quest), 23–33 Missenden Rd, and Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050 (7 and 10 minutes’ walk to Women’s College, respectively). This is a 4-star all-apartment hotel and its rates for University of Sydney guests are.

Rates: Parramatta Road – Executive Studio – $180
Missenden Road – Studio – $180; 1 Bedroom Apart’t $210; 2 Bedroom Apart’t $310

Phone: Tel: +61 02 9557 6100 Fax: +61 02 9028 7905
Web: www.adarahotelsapartments.com.au


Women’s College information on location and access can be found here http://www.thewomenscollege.com.au/travel.php as well as a campus map showing the location of the College and rest of the University.

For enquiries and to make a booking, please contact the Conference & Events Manager, Dr Gineke de Haan, at
Phone: +61 2 9517 5000; +61 2 9517 5000
Fax: +61 2 9517 5006
Mailing Address:
The Women's College
15 Carillon Ave
The University of Sydney

There is limited College parking that may be available for conference attendees – to request this, please contact Dr de Haan well in advance of the event. Car access for all arrivals is off Carillon Avenue via a boom gate (press button to speak to Reception) on the City Road side of the main University entrance on Western Ave (off Carillon Ave).


Details for the Conference Dinner (optional, on either Saturday 6 February or Monday 7 February, acceptances and payments in cash to be collected during the conference) will be posted here when available.

Organizing Committee:

Dr Peter Kirkpatrick, Dept of English, University of Sydney (Convenor)

Dr Jessica Milner Davis, Dept of English, University of Sydney

Dr Will Visconti, FASS e-Learning, University of Sydney

Enquiries about submissions and speakers should be directed to Dr Kirkpatrick:

Other enquires should be directed to Dr Milner Davis:
and Dr Visconti: