Call for papers ISHS 2022 - Calamity Edition

Kindly submit (or resubmit) all abstracts to be considered for the 2022 Conference

Abstracts will be accepted for consideration from 4 April to 1 May, 2022. Submissions now open

Conference registration will be required to finalize abstract acceptance.


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.


Proposed panels with open calls


Panel on Humor and the public sphere 

Convenor: Giselinde Kuipers (
This panel invites presentations on humor in the public sphere.

Panel on Humor and Artificial Intelligence 

Convenor: Kiki Hempelmann (
This panel invites presentations for the 3rd Panel on Humor and Artificial Intelligence.

Reinhold Aman Memorial Panel 

Convenor: Tristan Miller (
This Reinhold Aman Memorial Panel invites presentations on Abusive and Offensive Humor

Panel on Philosophy of Humour 

Convenor: Lydia Amir ()
This panel invites presentations on the Philosophy of Humor.