International Society of Humor Studies Conference 2023


For the 2023 ISHS Conference, scholars, professionals, and students are invited to submit proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and posters. Deadline is March 15, 2023. All prospective paper presenters must register for the entire conference and pay registration fees at the time that they submit their proposal. You will be notified by April 1st if your work has been accepted to the conference. Refunds are available until May 1st. More than one panel or paper may be submitted. Presentations should be planned according to the following guidelines:

Paper Sessions

Paper sessions will be 75-90 minutes in length with each speaker allotted approximately twenty minutes for presentation with additional time for Q&A. Papers should focus on original research dealing with humor. Paper proposals should include an abstract that is between 150 and 350 words in length.


Panels or symposia should be planned for either a 90 or 120 minute format with three to four presentations per 90-minute time period. Along with a completed submission form, proposals should contain the title of the panel and include the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of the chair and each contributor. Each proposal should also include an overview of the session along with separate abstracts for each paper presentation. Neither the overview nor the paper abstracts should exceed 350 words in length.


Workshops should be planned for a single 90 minute instructional/working session with one, two or three presenters/facilitators. Proposals should provide the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all presenters along with a 200 to 350 word abstract of the proposed presentation.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions will run 30 minutes with each individual poster assigned a four-by-five foot space for presentation. All poster proposals should follow the same guidelines as for individual papers (see above). Poster sessions are generally made up of research that is in progress and not quite ready for full presentation.

ISHS 2023 Abstract Submission Form

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