26th Australasian Humour Studies Network Conference

5-7 February 2020

Griffith University, Brisbane, South Bank Campus


Theme:  Laughter and Belonging


IMPORTANT UPDATES – Call now Closed and Registration Open for Presenters and Attendees

To register, follow this link: https://sydney.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/AHSN26

The 26th AHSN Conference will take place from Wednesday afternoon to Friday evening, 5-7 February 2020 at The Ship Inn on the Griffith University South Bank Brisbane campus.

The theme of the conference is ‘Laughter and Belonging’. Laughing together can be a powerful force for bonding and bringing people closer to one another, but laughter and humour can also be divisive and exclusionary. This year’s theme invites presentations on either or both aspects of laughter and humour. As in previous AHSN conferences, however, presentations are welcome on all aspects of social laughter and humour, and from diverse disciplinary perspectives, including not only humour studies as such, but also literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, politics, psychology, philosophy, history, comedy studies, law, creative practices, sociology, communication studies and others. Visit the 26th AHSN Conference webpage for details on keynote speakers, registration, important dates and travel and accommodation options. For all enquiries, please email us.

The 26th AHSN Conference is co-hosted by Professor Cliff Goddard of Griffith University’s School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, and the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR).

Important Dates:

Submission portal opens on June 1, 2019

Submission portal closes on September 22, 2019

Acceptance advice by October 1, 2019

Registration for presenters and non-presenters August 1, 2019 –  January 8, 2020

Conference dates:  February 5-7, 2020



Should you have any questions or need any help, please contact us at ahsn2020conference@gmail.com


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Please note that this is the Submission website only. More information on the Conference is available on the main AHSN website where you will read more about the AHSN and its activities:



Abstracts and proceedings from previous year’s conference are archived at the link below.

2019: 25th Australasian Humour Studies Network Annual Conference

6-8 February, 2019
RMIT University, Melbourne

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25th AHSN conference abstracts

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