LINGUIST List 31.122

Wed Jan 08 2020

Calls: Pragmatics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 19-Dec-2019
From: Tristan Miller <>
Subject: 2020 International Society for Humor Studies Conference
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Full Title: 2020 International Society for Humor Studies Conference
Short Title: ISHS 2020

Date: 29-Jun-2020 - 03-Jul-2020
Location: Bertinoro, Italy
Contact Person: Delia Chiaro
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2020

Meeting Description:

The annual ISHS conference that will be held at the University of Bologna’s Summer Residence at Bertinoro, Italy is scheduled from 29 June to 3 July, 2020.

The conference aims at a representative overview of the state of the art in the scientific study of humor; it offers five days of networking possibilities with humor scholars from a wide variety of disciplines in a medieval hamlet with breathtaking landscapes.

Call for Papers:

Registration will open early in December.
Abstracts will only be considered once registration has been completed.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is March 1, 2020.
Submission website:


We welcome proposals in all areas of humor scholarship.

Abstracts dealing with any aspect of the conference theme are invited. Abstracts should be 250 words long and are expected to follow academic conventions. Please provide three key words to facilitate scheduling of the sessions.

Presentations will last 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions from the floor.

Panel Proposals:

Panel proposals should include the names of all panelists, a short abstract introducing the theme of the panel and showing how the different papers are linked to the overall theme. An abstract for each individual presentation is required.

Each panel session will run for 90 minutes including all speakers and questions from the floor. The panel convenor may decide allocation of time and speakers within the 90 minutes.

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