International Society of Humor Studies Conference 2023

Schedule

Monday 7/3 Tuesday 7/4 Wednesday 7/5
Pre-conference workshops and Philosophy division sessions Conference Plenaries and sessions Conference Plenaries and sessions
Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
Conference Opening ceremony and sessions Conference sessions Conference sessions
Reception on campus [July 4th celebrations off campus] Comedy night on campus
Thursday 7/6 Friday 7/7 Saturday 7/8
Conference Plenaries and sessions Conference Plenaries and sessions Sight-seeing excursions TBD
Lunch break Lunch break  
Conference sessions ISHS Member Meeting and conference closing  
Banquet on campus    

Details

Monday, July 3

Opening Reception will include appetizers, nonalcoholic beverages, and alcoholic drink tickets as part of registration fees.

Tuesday, July 4

There are no conference events scheduled for Tuesday evening. We recommend a trip to the Historic North End (Italian section of Boston) or Faneuil Hall area which are accessible via public transportation. There are dozens of excellent restaurants in the area from which to choose. There are many Fourth of July celebrations around Boston including the free Boston Pops concert at the Hatch Shell. Views of the fireworks may be available in the top floor lounge of the Student Village. Events page: https://www.bostoncentral.com/boston-events-july

Wednesday, July 5

Wednesday’s Comedy Night will be held at the BU Pub. Some light snacks/desserts and a cash bar will be available at the event. There will be a list of restaurants on/near campus for dinner before the event. The comedy show/joke telling competition is included in the registration fee.

Thursday, July 6

Thursday Night Banquet will be held in the Metcalf Trustee Lounge and Ballroom. A cash bar and free nonalcoholic beverages will be available. Complementary wine will be served with dinner. The price of the banquet is included in the registration fee.

Friday, July 7

The conference concludes after the members’ meeting. Anyone interested in informally getting together for dinner or other activities post-conference can meet in the lobby of the Student Village residence (StuVi-1). Price is not included in registration.

Saturday, July 8

Possible Saturday sightseeing excursions depending on level of interest. Price is not included in registration.