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  online symposium, April 4-5: Humour in the public sphere
Posted by: Liisi Laineste - 03-30-2024, 03:44 PM - Forum: ISHS Special Events - No Replies

Dear ISHS members,


I'm sharing the news of an exciting humour research event that will take place next week:

The Center for Sociological Research (CeSO) at KU Leuven is organizing a symposium on humor and conflict in the public sphere on April 4-5, 2024, coordinated by Giselinde Kuipers and Jonas Nicolai. A number of panel talks, exhibitions and documentary screenings will facilitate dialogue between academics, comedic professionals and broader audiences, and present the results of two humour projects, HuSca and CELSA. Two of the talks /roundtables will be broadcast live for ISHS members. Follow the links below and join us in Leuven:

April 4, Thursday, at 15:45 CET: A panel on cartoons and the depiction of social conflict https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_Mjg5MjMwODItNmVjMy00NTg2LWE3MzEtZjIwMDFhODc0OTQy%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22d9af6da7-cf29-48fe-8dae-df3784f4bde2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2233e556e5-e61b-45a5-9691-fe415fa2ff81%22%7d

April 5, Friday, at 14:00 CET: A keynote by Alberto Godioli on Humour and free speech: 

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ODhhNWNhOTktYjgwMy00ODhmLTg0ZGItOTE0MzE3MTQ3MmM0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22d9af6da7-cf29-48fe-8dae-df3784f4bde2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2233e556e5-e61b-45a5-9691-fe415fa2ff81%22%7d

Best wishes and hope to see you there
Liisi

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Information CfP: Humor and Artificial Intelligence at ISHS 2024
Posted by: Tristan Miller - 03-13-2024, 01:12 AM - Forum: SIG: Humor and AI - No Replies

Humor and Artificial Intelligence Track

34th International Society for Humor Studies Conference (ISHS 2024) and 14th Humor Research Conference (HRC)

Hosted online by Texas A&M University-Commerce, April 19 to 21, 2024
https://tamuc.edu/humor

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2024


Call for papers

As in previous years, the Humor and AI Special Interest Group of the International Society for Humor Studies will hold a panel at the 34th International Society for Humor Studies Conference (ISHS 2024).  This year's conference is being held concurrently with the 14th Humor Research Conference (HRC), hosted online by Texas A&M University-Commerce from April 19 to 21, 2024.

We invite 20-minute presentations on AI-based technology for generating, processing, or analyzing humor, for our dedicated panel that kicks off ISHS's 2024 webinar series.

Application areas include, but are not limited to:

  • human–computer interaction
  • computer-mediated communication
  • intelligent writing assistants
  • conversational agents
  • machine and computer-assisted translation
  • digital humanities
  • natural language processing
  • computer vision
Abstracts of 250 words, excluding references, should be submitted by e-mail to the conveners by March 25, 2024.


Conveners

Kiki Hempelmann, Texas A&M University-Commerce <kiki@tamuc.edu>
Tristan Miller, University of Manitoba <Tristan.Miller@umanitoba.ca>
Julia M. Rayz, Purdue University <jtaylor1@purdue.edu>

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  Introductions
Posted by: Alberto Godioli - 12-19-2023, 06:25 PM - Forum: SIG: Humor, Free Speech, and the Law - No Replies

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the 'Humor, Free Speech and the Law' SIG forum! Please feel free to use this thread to tell us more about your interests, previous work or future plans concerning humor and the law... 

In our case, we are both interested in the cross-disciplinary analysis of legal cases concerning humor and the limits of free speech -- including for example defamation, hate speech or copyright violation among others. You can find out more about our research on our profile pages:

https://www.rug.nl/staff/a.godioli/

https://law.temple.edu/contact/laura-e-little/

And here is the website of the Forum for Humor and the Law, also featuring posts from fellow ISHS members Smile
https://www.forhum.org/ 

Best wishes everyone,

Alberto and Laura

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Heart Introduce Yourself to SIG: Performing Humour
Posted by: Alexander Sparrow - 12-19-2023, 09:51 AM - Forum: SIG: Performing Humor - Replies (1)

Hi everyone,

Welcome again to the SIG: Performing forum! This thread is for introducing yourself to the group. A loosely followed format will help make all the information easy to find, so let's start with the format below. My introduction will follow this post.

Name:
Field: 
Area/s of interest:
Writer/performer of comedy (Yes/No, and which type):
Introductory paragraph:


Name: Alexander Sparrow
Field: Philosophy
Area/s of interest: Aesthetics and ethics of stand-up comedy
Writer/performer of comedy (Yes/No, and which type): Yes, writer and performer
Introductory paragraph:
I'm interested in using humour studies to improve stand-up comedy (both for myself and other comedians). My aesthetic interest is working out how jokes can be made maximally effective, i.e. laugh-producing. My ethical interests lie in defending comedy against claims that it should be limited in terms of subject matter, joke targets, or comedic sub-genre. At this stage, I defend the benign violation theory in a limited way: arguing that it can be shown to improve jokes strictly within the field of stand-up comedy. (The original argument that it encompasses and explains all instances of humour is not relevant to my work, which is limited to the study and performance of stand-up comedy.)

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  Join the Online Humour group!
Posted by: Liisi Laineste - 12-18-2023, 03:18 PM - Forum: SIG: Onlne Humor - No Replies

Dear ISHS members,

We are happy to welcome you to the Online Humour special interest group!

As you might have guessed from its title, our SIG studies humour that emerges in online contexts. The questions that we ask address:
the globalisation / localisation of humour,
interactional aspects and metapragmatics of creating and sharing humour,
humour and hate speech,
genres of online humour, etc.

The group aims at connecting researchers from different countries and disciplinary backgrounds. The collaboration within the group is focused on developing new interdisciplinary methodologies and giving an impulse to initiate joint research projects.

The group welcomes everyone interested in online humour, and encourages students and early career researchers to join. If you are interested in joining, please email us at liisi@folklore.ee or anastasiya.fiadotava@folklore.ee, and don’t forget to post anything that is related to our topic!

May your holiday season be full of joy and funny memesSmile

Liisi and Anastasiya



May your holiday season be full of joy and funny memesSmile
Liisi and Anastasiya

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  Welcome!
Posted by: Chiara Bucaria - 12-05-2023, 10:31 AM - Forum: Humor and Translation - No Replies

Hey everyone!
A big virtual welcome to the SIG in Humor and Translation. We’re very interested in all aspects of translated humor and cross-cultural humorous communication. We look forward to welcoming your thoughts and ideas, upcoming events and publications (new and old) on the subject and to stimulating conversations.
 
Let’s keep it fun!
 
Chiara and Anthony

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Smile Welcome
Posted by: David McGee - 11-29-2023, 11:00 AM - Forum: SIG: Business and Media - No Replies

Hello and welcome to the new Special Interest Group for Business and the Media.

I welcome any contributions. Look forward to interesting, challenging and lively debate.

Best,

David McGee
Stratford up Avon, UK

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  Introductions
Posted by: Nicole Graham - 11-29-2023, 09:52 AM - Forum: SIG: Humor and Religion - Replies (1)

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[font='Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web (West European)', 'Segoe UI', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif]I'm Dr Nicole Graham and I am currently a Lecturer in Ethics and Values at King's College London and the Media Officer of the Humour and Religion Network. My teaching and research examines the relationship of humour and religion; the ethics of laughter and humour; and the place of offence, including blasphemy, in contemporary society. I have written on the ethics of laughter during game-playing (2020) and the acceptability of laughter in the early Christian tradition (2022) and have a number of things in the works on humour and religion - so keep an eye out in 2024! [/font]
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  Welcome
Posted by: Nicole Graham - 11-29-2023, 09:51 AM - Forum: SIG: Humor and Religion - No Replies

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[font='Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web (West European)', 'Segoe UI', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif]We're very pleased to welcome you to the ISHS forum on Humour and Religion. Please do use this space to post about all things related to humour and religion, including (but not limited to) questions on the subject, thoughts on current events, sharing new scholarship, and publicising up-and-coming events. [/font]
[font='Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web (West European)', 'Segoe UI', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif]We look forward to hearing from you. [/font]
[font='Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web (West European)', 'Segoe UI', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif]Best wishes,[/font]

[font='Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web (West European)', 'Segoe UI', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif]Nicole & Lina [/font]

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  Welcome!
Posted by: Joao Capelotti - 11-27-2023, 02:36 PM - Forum: SIG: Humor and the Global South - No Replies

Dear all,
Welcome to the ISHS forum on humor and the Global South!
Please feel free to post questions, topics for discussion, new articles and books on the subject, upcoming events in your countries or that you are aware of, etc.
In case you have any questions, please let us know!
All the best,
João

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