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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    28TH AHSN conference @UTAS 2-4 Feb 2022
    Call for papers closes 15.09.21. Registration now open.

    Our first webinar was a resounding success! Huge thanks to @limor_shifman for a fascinating talk, @Amir_Sheikhan for moderating, and all attendees for the great discussion afterwards. Feel free to respond with your favourite meme! đŸ¤£

    Our first webinar is on at 5pm (AEST) today! If you've already registered, please check your emails for the Zoom link. Prof Limor Shifman will be presenting on ‘Internet memes: When the personal and the political collide’. Register here: https://ahsn-webinar-series.eventbrite.com

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