Call for Papers
Humour: positively (?) transforming
June 25-29, 2018
Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia
Registration / abstracts open: November 1, 2017.
Deadline for early registration: February 15, 2018.
Deadline for abstract submissions: March 31, 2018.
Call for papers finished on March 31
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
Abstracts of up to 350 words should be submitted by March 31, 2018. All prospective conference participants are requested to fill in the registration form. Acceptance notifications for abstracts will be sent out on a rolling basis within 1-2 weeks of submitting.
Graduate student awards
Graduate students can apply for the following awards, sending the applications and all relevant material to ishsconference2018(at)gmail.com (see the PDFs for more information):
- ISHS Don and Alleen Nilsen Young Scholars Award and ISHS Graduate Student Award (PDF)
- Christie Davies Award (PDF) – note that recent PhD graduates are also eligible to apply for this award
The deadline for Graduate Student Award applications is March 31, 2018. The list of previous years’ award recipients is available 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 February 1, 2018, and selected by the conference scientific panel.
ISHS accepts both individual papers and contributions to our selection of panels. Please click the panel title to read the abstract.
☰ Christie Davies Panel ▼
☰ Asking the Audiences: Laughter in Performance ▼
☰ Humor and (the Lack of) Limitations: From Post-apocalyptic Ridicule to Perfect Sense of Humor ▼
☰ Humour and Literature ▼
☰ Tourism and Humour ▼
☰ Humor and Intertextuality: Looking for Humor in-between Texts and Targets ▼
☰ Humour and Violence - Schlock Horror, Pillow Punches and the Circus ▼
☰ Humour in/and/or protest ▼
☰ Humor and Artificial Intelligence ▼
☰ Humor, Gender and Sexuality ▼
The registration fee includes:
• At least one reception
• Coffee breaks
• A creative conference day outside of Tallinn (for 200 first registrants)
• Conference materials (bag, programme, map of the city, etc)
Full refunds can be requested until April 15; partial refunds (50%) are possible between April 16 and June 1. After June 1, no refunds can be provided.
- Liisi Laineste (Chair, Estonian Literary Museum; Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies)
- Piret Voolaid (Estonian Literary Museum; Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies)
- Mare Kõiva (Estonian Literary Museum; Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies)
- Mikhail Fiadotau (Tallinn University)
- Carlo Cubero (Tallinn University)
- Anastasyia Fiadotava (University of Tartu; Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies)
- Anne Ostrak (Estonian Literary Museum; Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies)
- Kristel Toom (Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts; Tallinn University)
For any enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ishs2018 and www.folklore.ee/ishs2018/!
The conference is supported by Enterprise Estonia, European Union under the European Regional Development Fund (Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, the Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies, Estonian Literary Museum ASTRA project EKMDHUM).