Gekozen Logo International Society for Humor StudiesWelcome to the website of ISHS2014, the 26th International Society of Humor Studies (ISHS) Conference. The conference is held from 7 to 11 july, 2014, in the University Hall of Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The conference stands in a long tradition of humor studies conferences, held all over the world: Boston, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Krakow, Williamsburg (2013) and many others. As conveners, we are proud to host the humor conference in our beautiful city. If you would like to register registration page. If you want to know more or want to subscribe to our weekly conference blogs, please contact us at info@humorlab.nl or by the conference cell phone, +31 627127765.

U26: Utrecht City Hall

Utrecht City Hall has a classical front and a modern back, which are photoshopped on the page depicted here. This is where the mayor and his counselors work and where the city council holds meetings. It is also the place where the welcome reception by the Mayor, mr. Jan van Zanen, is being held.Stadhuis Utrecht(890)

U25: Carillon concert on Friday, July 11th, 1230-1330

During Friday lunch, Malgosia Fiebig, city carilloneur of Utrecht, will play the Dom tower Carillon from 1230 to 1330. She will play the following compositions:

1. Blue Baroque – A different view on Baroque Classics (arr. M.Cornick)
2. Comedy songs from Broadway Musicals:
– “Brush up your Shakespeare” (Kiss me Kate) – C.Porter
– “Civilization” (Angel in the Wings) – B.Hilliard/C.Sigman
– “Le Grand Boom Boom” (Little Me) – C.Coleman
– “To keep my Love Alive” (A Connecticut Yankee) – R.Rodgers

3 & 4 Two original carillon compositions:
3. A“Mozart meets Mendelssohn” from Encounters – Geert D’hollander (*1965)
4. Carnival Suite – Frank DellaPenna (*1951)
– Ambiance
– Popcorn
– Carousel
– Sleepy Head

5. Theme songs from TV series:
– “’Allo ‘Allo” – D.Croft
– “Fawlty Towers” – D.Wilson
– “Thank You For Being a Friend” (The Golden Girls) – A.Gold
– “The Muppet Show Theme” – J.Henson/S.Pottle

The compositons are best heard from the cloister garden (Pandhof). Enjoy!

C13: ISHS2014 Continents and Nations

Grafiek ContinentenWe welcome all nationalities to our conference! Looking at the continents all of the 133 participants are originating from, most come from Europe (54 %). Second is North and South America (21 %), third the Far East (15 %). The top 10 of countries is:

USA 23
UK 15
Switzerland 9
Germany 8
Japan 7
Netherlands 6
Poland 5
Italy 4
Spain 4
Canada 3

We are also happy to welcome five people from Africa, a continent that we do not see so much at our annual conferences. Countries like Ghana, Gambia, Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa definitely stimulate our (football) imagination. Looking forward to meeting all of you.

C12: Conference cell phone

From Saturday July 5th, 5 pm until Saturday July 12th, 5 pm there will be a special cell phone number for all your urgent questions regarding the conference. It is available for calling, texting or Whatsapp use. Although we expect you to plan your journeys carefully yourself, this phone number is also available if you get stuck during your travels, or want directions when you got lost. Please consider the existence of time zones ;.) The phone number is +31 627127765.