Doctoral seminar “Humour 101”

Doctoral seminar “Humour 101”

Tallinn University

June 25, 2018

Up to 80 participants (20 x 4 workshops)


On June 25, 2018, Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts organises a doctoral seminar meant for young scholars and graduate students interested in humour studies.

The seminar day precedes the international ISHS (International Society for Humor Studies) conference held at Tallinn University (June 26-29, 2018). We offer lectures and workshops by renowned humour scholars:


  • Jessica Milner-Davis and Jennifer Hofmann (Experiencing humour: A conceptual model of an interpersonal transaction)
  • Wladyslaw Chlopicki (Humour in narratives – from the word to the text and back)
  • Tom Ford (Social psychology of humour in intergroup settings: Applications to political humour)
  • Giselinde Kuipers (Humour and social boundaries: Studying humour from a social science perspective).

Additional information:
Doctoral school is free for participants. Register for the pre conference doctoral seminar and the conference at


The pre-conference doctoral seminar day is organised by the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, supported by the ASTRA project of Tallinn University – TU TEE (European Union, European Regional Development Fund).