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). In the workshops and lectures you will find out:

  • What is the transdisciplinary model of humour and how to apply it on your data (Jessica Milner-Davis and Jennifer Hofmann; “Experiencing humour: A conceptual model of an interpersonal transaction”)
  • What makes a narrative funny (Wladyslaw Chlopicki; “Humour in narratives – from the word to the text and back”)
  • How to formulate hypotheses about disparagement humour (Tom Ford; “Social psychology of humour in intergroup settings: Applications to political humour)
  • Which symbolic and social borders are drawn and demolished by humour (Giselinde Kuipers; “Humour and social boundaries: Studying humour from a social science perspective”).


Additional information:
Doctoral school is free for participants. Participation expenses (including accommodation and transportation, catering) for graduate students are covered.

Registration deadline May 1, 2018. Register here

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).