Australasian Humour Studies Network

Events Archive

Archive of documents from our past conferences, panels and seminars



Panel and Discussion of Comic Stereographs – Robert Phiddian, Flinders University; Mark Rolfe, UNSW; Will Visconti, UTS; Jessica Milner Davis, University of Sydney (Chair) – 3rd August 2023 – Bringing the Laughter Home: Comic Stereographs in the Early 20th Century




4th AHSN webinar – Dr Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández – 18th April 2024 – “The Dangers of Online Humour”


3rd AHSN WEBINAR – Dr Rachel Aumiller – 3rd February 2023 – ‘The Laughing Matter of Spirit’


2nd AHSN WEBINAR – Prof Jenny Sundén and Prof Susanna Paasonen – 24 January 2022 – ‘Shame and feminist humor in social media: Who’s laughing now?’


INAUGURAL AHSN WEBINAR – Prof Limor Shifman – 22 June 2021 – ‘Internet memes: When the personal and the political collide’




30th AHSN Conference, ‘The Language of Humour’, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 7-9 February 2024


29th AHSN Conference, ‘Humour as a Human Right’, online and Abercrombie Business School, The University of Sydney, 6-7 and 9-10 February 2023


28th AHSN Conference, ‘The Politics of Humour and The Humour of Politics’, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 2-4 February 2022


27th AHSN Conference, ‘Humour at Work’, Massey University, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, 1-4 February 2021


26th AHSN Conference, ‘Laughter and Belonging’, Griffith University, Brisbane, 5-7 February 2020


25th AHSN Conference, ‘Humour in All Its Forms’, RMIT University, Melbourne, 6-8 February 2019


24th AHSN Conference, ‘Humour: How does it Travel?’, Central Queensland University, Cairns, 2-4 February 2018


23rd AHSN Conference, ’Humour: Here and There; Then and Now’, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, 1-3 February 2017


22nd AHSN Conference, ‘Unfunny: The Limits of Humour’, University of Sydney, 6-8 February 2016


21st AHSN Conference, ‘You’ve Got To be Joking!’, State Library South Australia, 4-6 February 2015


AHSN Study Day, Flinders University, 7 February 2015


AHSN Study Day Poster, Flinders University, 7 February 2015


AHSN Panel, ‘Humour and Politics’, ASAL Conference, University of New England, 11 February 2015


20th AHSN Colloquium, ‘Anything Goes?’, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 13-15 February 2014


AHSN Humour Studies Symposium, Flinders University, 24-25 February 2014


19th AHSN Colloquium, ‘Humour and Creativity’, University of Newcastle, 7-9 February 2013


18thAHSN Colloquium, ‘Varieties of Humour and Laughter’, ANU, 3-4 February 2012


17th AHSN Colloquium, ‘Time, Place and Humour’, University of Tasmania, 19-20 February 2011


AHSN Colloquium, ‘Risk-Taking and Transgression in Humour’, University of Sydney, 13-14 February 2010


AHSN Colloquium, ‘Perils and Pleasures of Humour’, University of Sydney, 20-21 February 2009


AHSN Colloquium, ‘Boundaries and Borders of Humour’, University of Sydney, 16-17 February 2008


AHSN Colloquium, ‘Humour and Satire in an “Age of Terror”’, Flinders University, 11-12 April 2007


AHSN Colloquium, ‘Studying and Applying Humour’, Swinburne University of Technology, 18-19 April 2006


AHSN Colloquium, ‘Exploring Humour’, Bunker Cartoon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, 30-31 March 2005


AHSN Colloquium, ‘Subversive Humour and Cartooning’, UNSW, 20 March 2004


AHSN Colloquium, ‘Studying and Applying Humour across the Disciplines’, UNSW, 15 November 2003


AHSN Colloquium, ‘Studying Humour across the Disciplines’, UNSW, 15 November 2002


AHSN Colloquium, ‘Linguistic Perspectives on Humour’, UNSW, 6 April 2002


AHSN Colloquium, ‘Humour and Coping’, UNSW, 19 November 2001


AHSN Colloquium, ‘The Politics of Humour and the Humour of Politics’, UNSW, 27 November 2000


AHSN Post-graduate Colloquium, UNSW, 15 November 1999


AHSN Colloquium, ‘Humour and Constraint’, UNSW, 16 November 1998


Inaugural AHSN Seminar, UNSW, 30 September 1997