Conference ‘On Laughter’ - London

External Event - 11th to 12th Jul 2019

‘On Laughter,’ a two-day conference hosted at the Institute of Advanced Studies at University College London on 11-12 July 2019, will address laughter itself. The humanities and the natural and social sciences all have something valuable to contribute. Reflecting this, we will have keynotes from Morten Kringelbach (Psychiatry), Yasmine Musharbash (Social Anthropology), and Devorah Baum (Literary Studies). Scholars working across these areas are invited to consider the following dimensions of laughter:

  • Politics and laughter
  • Forms and performances of laughter
  • Affects of laughter
  • The laughing body
  • The evolution, history, and ontogenesis of laughter
  • Authority and laughter
  • Morality and laughter

Proposals for individual papers of approximately 15 minutes that address the above themes are invited. Please send proposals to Alice Rudge and Andrew Dean, at, by 14 March. Please note which themes you are planning to address. Responses will be provided by late-March.

Download the call for papers here.

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