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Forthcoming Summer School

The 19th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter will take place from 1st to 6th July 2019 in Bonn, Germany. The organisers will be (in alphabetical order) Maria Bley, Eckart von Hirschhausen, Lisa Linge-Dahl and Lena Straßburger.

Previous Summer Schools

  • 18th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at University of Wolverhampton, England, at the university's campus in Telford, Shropshire (2nd-7th July, 2018).
  • 17th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA (July 17th-22nd, 2017).

  • 16th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at Transilvania University, Brașov, Romania (July 4th-9th, 2016).


  • 15th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia (July 13 - 18, 2015)

  • 14th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK (July 14 - 19, 2014)

  • 13th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, Germany (July 22 - 27, 2013)

  • 12th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at University of Eastern Finland, Savonlinna, Finland (July 2 - 7, 2012)

  • 11th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu, Estonia (August 15 - 20, 2011)

  • 10th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland (July 5 - 10, 2010)
  • 9th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at University of Granada, Granada, Spain (June 29 - July 4, 2009)
  • 8th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at Dunarea de Jos University, Galati, Romania (June 23 - 28, 2008)
  • 7th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK (July 9 - 14, 2007)
  • 6th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland (July 10 - 15, 2006 )

  • 5th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany (July 25 - 30, 2005)

  • 4th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK (Sept. 6-11, 2004)

  • 3rd International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK (Sept. 15-20, 2003)

  • 2nd International Summer School and Colloquium, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, UK (June 24 -29, 2002)

  • 1st International Summer School and Colloquium, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, UK (June 25 - 30, 2001)