HOP Collaboratory 2 – call for papers!

Submissions are invited for Humour, History, and Methodology: A Multidisciplinary and Trans-Professional Enquiry, the second conference of the Humours of the Past Network. The deadline for proposals is 1st February 2017. See the website for further details.

Humours of the Past


Humour, History, and Methodology: A Multidisciplinary and Trans-Professional Enquiry – Durham University – 26-28 July, 2017

The Humours of the Past (HOP) Network brings together researchers and practitioners with a mutual stake in understanding, interpreting and communicating humour of various kinds from particular times and cultural contexts. The study of humour as an approach to history, and history as an approach to humour, are developing areas of enquiry. However, there has been relatively little cross-disciplinary reflection on the methods researchers use to identify and understand humour from the past, and on what may be similar across disparate cultural materials. Furthermore, academic researchers have had only limited opportunities to discuss their modes of enquiry with practitioners who also have a professional stake in interpreting humour from the past, such as actors, directors, curators, and translators. To this end, HOP is holding a conference at…

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