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Humour Summer School 2020
20th International Summer School & Symposium on Humour & Laughter


The Summer School Site

The school will take place at the Steintor Campus of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Emil-Abderhalden-Straße 26-27, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany.

The Steintor Campus is the newest (founded in 2015) campus among the University’s four largest campuses and is situated in the center of the city. The first academic chair for agricultural science in Germany was founded in 1862 on the area of the campus. Nowadays, the campus mostly houses

departments of the humanities and social sciences. Scientists from around 16 disciplines work closely together in the newly restored historical lecture halls and newly build buildings.


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The Steintor Campus is situated next to the Paulusviertel, a neighborhood with the largest closed Gründerzeit-style quarter in Europe (Central European version of 19th/early 20th century historicism), and surrounded by parks and recreation areas of historico-cultural importance such as the

Stadtgottesacker, a cemetery from the German Renaissance built in 1529, and the Botanical Garden of the University, which was opened more than 300 years ago.


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The city of Halle

Händel’s native city lies on the banks of the river Saale and is considered a green town with more than 7,000 hectares of water and green spaces. Halle (an der Saale) is the largest city in Saxony-Anhalt (but not its capital, which is Magdeburg) and has about 240,000 inhabitants. It has a rich history of more than 1,300 years. Visitors can be inspired by treasures of the reformation period related to Martin Luther, discover the area of the Franke Foundation famous for its historic orphanage or visit Händel’s house of birth. Further, the historically developed city centre makes the town popular. It is a growing city that is shaped by its large number of students. Among notable 12 artists if Halle is Lyonel Feininger and his paintings of Halle’s structure are exhibited at the Moritzburg Art Museum. Halle is well connected with the international transit network and can be reached from every direction by plane, train, bus or car.


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Moritzburg Art Museum

State Museum of Prehistory: https://www.lda-lsa.de/en/state_museum_of_prehistory/

Francke Foundation: https://www.halle-tourismus.de/en/tourism/culture-leisure/detail/eintrag/franckesche-stiftungen-francke-foundations-1/


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