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Welcome to the 4th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter

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The 4th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter was held at the University of Wolverhampton, UK between September 6 and 11 2004.

The 5th International Summer School and Symposium on
"Humour and laughter: Theory, research and application" will take place at the University
of Tübingen in July 2005 (25th-30th). Local organizers are Barbara Wild and Irina Falkenberg.

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Following on from the highly successful summer schools in 2001 and 2002 at Queen's University, Belfast and 2003 in Edinburgh, the event deals with the Theory, Research and Applications of humour and laughter, and is aimed at new research students just beginning their careers, or trained researchers considering a first research project on humour, and those applying humour in their profession.

Speakers include:About the school
This year the Humour Summer School programme is in two parts. Part One covers the fundamentals and general overview of Humour, Psychology and Linguistics for those who have not attended a Summer School before over the first two days. Part Two takes the programme into the many different areas within the humour field from day three.

Newcomers to the Summer School will attend for all six days, and those who have attended previous summer schools have the option of joining from day three.

Find out more about the school in our summary of the planned activities.

Limited places - Register NOW for early bird discount!
Places are limited, so register now to be sure of your place. Our Payment and accommodation details have all you need to know. If you register before June 1, you could also save £50 off the ticket price.

ISHS logoThis summer school is endorsed by the International Society of Humour Studies (ISHS) (opens in a new window).

Delegates! Why not get in touch using the Yahoo Discussion group (opens in a new window) on the Summer School!