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03-30-2024, 03:44 PM
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SIG: Humor and AI
The Humor and Artificial Intelligence SIG aims to bring together researchers and practitioners for the purposes of fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, facilitating access to resources, and promoting innovation and rigor in research into computational humor. Ongoing work includes establishing a web presence; producing a running survey of computational humor publications, software, and data sets; and organizing workshops, tutorials, and other events aimed at community building and cross-disciplinary transfer of practical skills and theoretical knowledge.
Moderated By: Kiki, Tristan Miller
1 1 CfP: Humor and Artificial...
03-13-2024, 01:12 AM
by Tristan Miller
SIG: Humor and the Global South
The Global South shares common historical, social, and political patterns of underrepresentation, exploitation, and marginalization. These issues have been addressed through humor scholarship developed within and about the Global South. This SIG brings together researchers who are developing theoretical or empirical research about humor in the Global South. This forum provides a privileged space to discuss the specifics of humor in peripheral countries, to identify key research gaps, and to propose pathways for further study.
Moderated By: Diego Hoefel, Joao Capelotti
1 1 Welcome!
11-27-2023, 02:36 PM
by Joao Capelotti
SIG: Humor and Religion
The Humor and Religion SIG endeavors to (1) raise the profile of interest in research at the intersections of humor and comedy with religion, faith and belief within humor studies, (2) develop research across disciplinary lines, (3) provide a platform within the humanities and social sciences for those interested in humor and religion to share their work through online events and ISHS panels, and (4) bring together researchers at all career levels and from around the world to form networking opportunities.
Moderated By: Lina Liederman, Nicole Graham
2 3 Introductions
11-29-2023, 07:14 PM
by Lina Liederman
SIG: Humor, Free Speech, and the Law
Due to its elusive and subjective nature, humor is often at the center of complex legal cases revolving around freedom of expression. The Humor, Free Speech, and the Law SIG aims to promote collaborative research and outreach activities bridging humor studies with legal scholarship and practice. Our focus is not limited to legal issues concerning humorous expression, but also extends to the analysis of humor within and about the law.
Moderated By: Alberto Godioli, Laura Little
1 1 Introductions
12-19-2023, 06:25 PM
by Alberto Godioli
SIG: Onlne Humor
This Online Humor SIG studies the humor that emerges in online contexts and addresses important questions like the globalization and localization of humor, interactional aspects (e.g. asynchronicity) and metapragmatics of creating and sharing humor, the relationship between humor and hate speech, and different genres of online humor. Collaboration within this group is focused on developing new interdisciplinary methodologies and initiating joint research projects.
Moderated By: Anastasiya Fiadotava, Liisi Laineste
1 1 Join the Online Humour gr...
12-18-2023, 03:18 PM
by Liisi Laineste
SIG: Business and Media
The Business and Media SIG brings together academic and business leaders who have a shared interest in understanding how humor is used within commercial settings. This SIG seeks to understand the latest trends in business and advertising and how media and business use and engage with humor, for example, in relation to trans rights, the LGBTQ community, and race relations.
Moderated By: David McGee, Jon Sandling
1 1 Welcome
11-29-2023, 11:00 AM
by David McGee
SIG: Multimodal and Interactional Humor
The Multimodal and Interactional Humor SIG fosters discussions, research collaborations, and methodological innovation around the multimodal study of interactional humor. To help members explore new research approaches and instruments, we organize virtual and in-person events such as methodological workshops and talks, panels and work-in-progress talks. To support research in multimodal and interactional humor across countries, we will build an online collaborative library for members to share publications or research instruments and access publications free of charge.
Moderated By: Beatrice Priego-Valverde, Elisa Gironzetti
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SIG: Performing Humor
The Performing Comedy SIG is dedicated to ISHS members who are involved and/or interested in the comedy-creating process. This includes performers, writers, directors, producers, and animators that work in any artistic medium, genre, or style. We aim to build an international community that connects comedy practitioners and humor researchers interested in collaboration.
Moderated By: Alexander Sparrow, Craig Draheim
1 2 Introduce Yourself to SIG...
12-20-2023, 03:40 AM
by Craig Draheim
SIG: Screen Comedy
The Screen Comedy SIG promotes and advances the study of humor in cinema, television, streaming, and other media. We provide a vehicle for those engaged in these related fields to communicate and collaborate with one another and with the ISHS membership at large. As part of our mission, we (1) promote the study of screen comedy, (2) arrange ISHS Conference panels and virtual meetings on selected topics, and (3) provide a venue for sharing pedagogical practices for courses in screen comedy.
Moderated By: Terry Lindvall, William Costanzo
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Humor and Translation
This SIG’s mission is to highlight the study of how humor and comedy do and do not travel across different languages and cultures when an attempt is made to adapt them from a source to a target context. Our SIG’s main objective is to offer a platform for interdisciplinary research, by fostering connections and synergies among scholars in the fields of humor studies and translation studies, by supporting exchanges of ideas among members, and by showcasing their research through online events open to both academics and the general public.
Moderated By: Anthony Mitzel, Chiara Bucaria
1 1 Welcome!
12-05-2023, 10:31 AM
by Chiara Bucaria

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