Doctoral seminar “Humour 101”

Tallinn University

June 25, 2018

80 participants (20 x 4 workshops)


Have you even wondered how humour works?

Join HUMOUR 101: the interactive one-day workshop for students who are interested in what exactly is humour and how does it matter. Learn the techniques behind any joke or meme, find out why some humour is more successful than other, see what is funny for different groups and societies. Lecturers include:

  • 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: and GSCSA website

Doctoral school is free for participants. Participation expenses (including accommodation and transportation) for graduate students of the GSCSA are covered. Students can get 2 ECTS points for the seminar.

Please contact for details.

Registration is open until May 1!

The 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).