Membership Information

Membership Benefits

Membership in the International Society for Humor Studies is open to educators, health professionals, managers, writers, performers, students, and others interested in the advancement of humor studies and research. Members receive:

Membership Dues

ISHS is pleased to provide to all of our new and continuing members for 2023 the choice of either a print or online subscription to the 36th volume of the Society's journal, HUMOR. All Regular Members who renew on or before February 1 for the 2023 membership year, may renew for a print or an electronic online subscription to HUMOR with a $5 discount. After February 1, the fees increase to the regular pricing. For 2023, the journal will include more original research articles per issue with the book reviews published solely online. Print subscribers will receive online access to the book reviews.

Humor scholars who wish to be a part of the ISHS network, but cannot afford full dues may join the Society as an Associate member. Associate members pay only $30 and receive our newsletter, membership directories, bibliography access, book discounts, and ISHS Conference discounts, but do not receive the Society's journal.

Membership Dues and Subscriptions* By
February 1,
February 1,
Regular membership, print subscription to HUMOR $125 $130
Regular membership, online subscription to HUMOR $64 $69
Associate membership, no journal $30 $30

2023 Membership Application

You can apply online for 2023 ISHS membership and subscribe to HUMOR 36 by clicking the secure link, which will appear below once our membership year begins. Online payments can be made by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) or by a checking account transfer from an United States bank. Please note that all online transactions will include a 3% plus $1 transaction fee. If you wish to pay by check the old fashioned way via paper form, please contact the ISHS Executive Secretatry, Martin Lampert, at

2018-22 Membership Directory

The International Society for Humor Studies maintains directories of all Regular and Associate ISHS members with their addresses and telephone numbers. Our website lists contain only the names and affiliations for ISHS Members and Associates from 2018 through 2022 plus the editors for the Society's journal, HUMOR. Current ISHS members may request the complete membership directory with all contact information from the ISHS Executive Secretary.