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)
  • Angus McLachlan (Chair of the AHSN Review Panel)
  • Jessica Milner Davis (AHSN Co-ordinator)



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    This upcoming public lecture at UQ (and via Zoom) may be of interest to AHSN members:

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    I am very happy that this Special Issue on “humour, laughter and belonging” for EJHR is out, open access.
    I had the privilege to co-edit with Jessica Milner Davis several outstanding papers on the topic. @AHSN_Humour

    Apologies to anyone affected by the recent technical issues with our abstract submission portal. It's up and running again now so we'd like to offer you an extension to submit your AHSN2023 abstracts via: https://ahsnhumourstudies.org/abstracts

    Need a bit more time to get your abstracts in? The submission portal will remain open until 5 August for any last-minute submissions! Note abstracts both on the theme of 'A Human Right to Humour' and general papers in humour studies will be considered: https://ahsnhumourstudies.org/abstracts/

    Have you submitted your abstract for the Australasian Humour Studies Network's 2023 conference yet? Never fear, the deadline has now been extended to 31 July!

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