Call for papers ISHS 2020

Registration will open early in December. Abstracts will only be considered once registration has been completed.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is March 1, 2020.


We welcome proposals in all areas of humor scholarship. 

Abstracts dealing with any aspect of the conference theme are invited. Abstracts should be 250 words long and are expected to follow academic conventions. Please provide three key words to facilitate scheduling of the sessions.

Presentations will last 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions from the floor. 

Panel proposals

Panel proposals should include the names of all panelists, a short abstract introducing the theme of the panel and showing how the different papers are linked to the overall theme. An abstract for each individual presentation is required. 

Each panel session will run for 90 minutes including all speakers and questions from the floor. The panel convenor may decide allocation of time and speakers within the 90 minutes.