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LINGUIST List 24.5215

Mon Dec 16 2013

Summer Schools: 14th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter/Sheffield, United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <gosialinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Nov-2013
From: Elena Hoicka <e.hoickasheffield.ac.uk>
Subject: 14th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter/Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter

Host Institution: University of Sheffield
Website: http://www.humoursummerschool.org/14

Dates: 14-Jul-2014 - 22-Jul-2014
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Focus: Endorsed by the International Society for Humour Studies (ISHS) the International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter is a one-week intensive course on all aspects of humour: theory, research and applications.

It offers presentations and workshops by leading scholars in the field. As the course is primarily aimed at those who are at an early stage of exploring humour, most of the participants are research students, but the material is also suitable for more established scholars, for example if they are moving into the area of humour from another discipline.

The Symposium takes place during the week, and is an opportunity for the participants to present their own work and receive feedback. In addition, provision is made for participants to make appointments with the lecturers to receive one-to-one consultations about their work.

Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

Description:
The Summer School and Symposium was founded in 2001 at Queen's University in Belfast by Professor Willibald Ruch, who oversees the event every year. It has been held all over Europe: Edinburgh (UK), Wolverhampton (UK),
Tübingen(Germany), Fribourg (Switzerland), Aberdeen (UK), Galați (Romania), Granada (Spain), Zürich (Switzerland), Tartu (Estonia), Savonlinna (Finland), Magdeburg (Germany).

This year’s speakers include:
Dr Elena Hoicka, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England
Dr Jessica Milner Davis, School of Media, Arts and Letters, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Prof. Christie Davies, Department of Sociology, University of Reading, Reading, England
Prof. Willibald Ruch, Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Gina Mireault, Behavioral Sciences, Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont, USA
Dr Graeme Ritchie, Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Dr Sharon Lockyer, Sociology and Communications, Brunel University, London, England
Prof. Daniel Weiss, Slavic Linguistics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Dr Natalia Skradol, Russian and Slavonic Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England
Dr Alessandro Valitutti, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

The Summer School and Symposium is managed by an Advisory Board, along with Dr. Elena Hoicka, this year's local organiser.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Registration: 01-Mar-2014 to 01-Jul-2014

Contact Person: Elena Hoicka
Email: organiser14humoursummerschool.org

Registration Instructions:
For the registration instruction see website.
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