I do not share your enthusiasm for the International Humor Conference in Northeastern Texas. It is in direct competition with ISHS. They learned to host a conference via ISHS, and this now drains participants away from ISHS. People do not have infinite research to present. Originally ISHS held a conference once every three years. Then we moved to annually. I am quite convinced that the Northwestern Texas conference in the spring of 2013 resulted in fewer participants at Williamsburg that summer. Plus Martin even gives them our mailing list to recruit. I am bewildered that I seem to be the only person who raises this concern. Your conference in Australia enables people who may not be able to afford to attend a conference in the USA to participate. A second conference in the USA, not so much.
Evidently only my view,
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> On Nov 10, 2015, at 5:39 PM, Jessica Milner Davis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Kiki,
> Congratulations on a fine energing tradition! As usual I'll be happy to publish this Call in our next AHSN Diges -- in good timing, it is currently in preparation so probably going out next week.
> We're holding our own 22nd annual conference next February -- guess it reflects our age difference! Keep up the good work and thanks for letting us all know.
> All the best, as always,
>> On 11/11/2015 8:41 AM, Christian Hempelmann wrote:
>> Dear Humor Researchers,
>> Please join us for the 6th International Humor Conference in Northeast Texas:
>> “Empirical Approaches to Humor"
>> February 19-21, 2016
>> This is the sixth time we’re holding our international multidisciplinary humor conference in Northeast Texas, this time again in downtown Dallas. Submissions on any topic in humor research from any discipline are welcome. The conference’s appeal is its cozy and all-plenary presentation and social program, extreme affordability, especially for students, and stateside venue near Dallas’ airports.
>> More information, including previous years’ programs, can be found at the conference website: