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AHSN 27th CONFERENCE ‘HUMOUR AT WORK’

CALL NOW CLOSED; REGISTRATION FOR WELLINGTON ATTENDANCE AND ONLINE OPTION TO OPEN SOON

 

“Humour at Work: Applications, Industries and Economies”

27th Conference of the Australasian Humour Studies Network

3-4 February 2021*

Online and Massey University, Wellington Campus, Aotearoa New Zealand

*please note the change in dates from the original CFP

 

 

The 2021 meeting of the AHSN will be comprised of two interconnected events:

  • The first will be a two-day physical meeting open to delegates resident in New Zealand.
  • The second will be an online event for Australian and International delegates.

The online event will be primarily asynchronous in order to account for multiple time zones, but will also include additional synchronous discussion where possible. The conference will be planned to facilitate communication between the two interconnected events. A small registration fee will be charged for the virtual event, but this will be substantially less than that for the physical event.

 

Keynote Presenters

International/Online: Dr Christelle Pare (Research & Development, Just for Laughs/Juste pour Rire)

New Zealand: Dr Barbara Plester (Senior Lecturer of Management, University of Auckland)

 

The 2021 conference of the AHSN invites papers that explore the industrial and economic aspects of humour, including but not limited to:

  • The political economics of comedy production and distribution
  • Joking about business and work
  • Humour’s relationship to wider political economic contexts
  • Applications of humour in workplace settings
  • Comedy as art, business and vocation
  • The professionalization of comedy
  • The role of humour in workplace cultures
  • Comedy industries and technologies

 

For further information about the conference, please consult the main conference website

Enquiries about the event should be addressed to: 2021AHSN@gmail.com

 

IMPORTANT DATES 

Submission of abstracts opens: 15 May 2020

Original close of submissions considered for Research Scholarships: 1 September 2020

Close of general submissions and new scholarships: 9 October 2020

Notifications of acceptance: 31 October 2020

 

REGISTRATION COSTS (NZ dollars) Note: Registration will open on the main conference website after acceptances are finalised

WELLINGTON IN-PERSON

Full Registration (Early bird) $300

Concession (Student/Unwaged) (Early bird) $220

Full Registration $350

Concession (Student/Unwaged) $250

ONLINE

Full Registration $50

Concession (Student/Unwaged) $30

Conference Organisers

Massey University: Nicholas Holm, Bryce Galloway

Victoria University of Wellington: Meredith Marra, Stephen Skalicky

 

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