Australasian Humour Studies Network


The Australasian Humour Studies Network is an independent network of scholars embracing many academic disciplines and fields of practice, all interested in the study of humour and laughter. From its foundation, members of its Board and Review Panel have been drawn from a wide range of university faculties in both Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa and include at least one practitioner.

  • Kerry Mullan (Chair of the AHSN Board)
  • Reza Arab (Chair of the AHSN Review Panel)
  • Jessica Milner Davis (AHSN Co-ordinator)



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    The second newsletter of @ForHum_WW is out! Featuring a great conference logo, a recent ECtHR case on disparaging humor, a podcast episode on Novak v Parma, and more updates on humor & the law. Don't forget to subscribe if you haven't already 🙂 https://mailchi.mp/05285726fce5/forhum-newsletter-december-9349473?e=04c94873ee

    Here's our latest newsletter with an excellent blog on the recent ECtHR Canal 8 decision. Do subscribe to join us!

    A new book review was posted on the AHSN website. AHSN's Panel member, Prof. Michael Ewans' edited vol. "A Cultural History of Comedy in Antiquity: A Cultural History of Comedy" reviewed by our member Helen Musa.
    Read the full review on our Resources page:

    The Board of @AHSN_Humour begins a new term. Barbara Plester (Auckland) joined the Board as well as Beatriz Carbajal-Carrera (USyd) as the new Book Review Editor & I was appointed the Chair of Review Panel.
    News of new collaborations also coming soon.

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