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International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter


The next summer school

UPDATE: The 20th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter, originally scheduled to be held in Halle, Germany, from July 27th to August 1st 2020, had to be cancelled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any news of future events will be announced here as it becomes available.

Professor Christie Davies

It is with great sadness that the Advisory Board of the summer school learned of the passing away, on 26th August 2017, of Professor Christie Davies. Christie was a lecturer at the first humour summer school in 2001, at the Purdue University event in July 2017, and at most of the summer schools in between. He was known for the high quality of his scholarship, his lucid and entertaining presentations, and his genial attitude towards colleagues and students. He will be greatly missed. (See Humor 2019; 32(2), pp.227-233 for memories of Christie at the summer school.)

Future summer schools

The Advisory Board welcomes bids from institutions wishing to host the Humour Summer School in 2021 or later years. (It is customary to accept bids only from those who have previously attended the Humour Summer School.) More information is available on the contact page.