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Humour Summer School 2009
9th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter: Theory, Research and Applications


The city

Granada is a city of about 200,000 people, on the south-east of Spain.


Granada, in south-east Andalusia, is 55 kms from the Costa Tropical, 30 kms from the southernmost ski resort in Europe, venue of the World Skiing Championships in 1996, and is also handy for many other can’t-miss visits on any tour of the south of Spain, such as the Alpujarras, the Cazorla Natural Park, Seville, Cordoba, Úbeda and Baeza, Ronda.



Visiting Granada is a good idea for many reasons, among them its geographical situation and diversity: deserts and snow, sea and mountains, its magical light and its Moorish nights. Granada is an unequalled historical and artistic setting, the city having been declared part of the Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, which makes it one of the most-visited cities in the world, thanks to the Alhambra, the Albaycin and Sacromonte districts, its enchantment and magic, its aromas and its colours.
Granada is also a melting-pot of cultures which, over the centuries, have left their mark on the city, and which we can admire in many nooks and corners: Arabic and Roman, Andalusian and Romany, universal and Hispanic.



The summer school venue

The School will take place at the Carmen de la Victoria in the University of Granada. The Carmen de la Victoria is a university residence for lectures and an exhibitions and conferences hall located near the main city centre and old quarter (5-10 minutes walking). The classes will take place in the principal classroom in the Carmen de la Victoria




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