Monday 10 November 2008

The ICEF Humour Research Symposium

Held in Strandir, Iceland November 14th - 15th 2008

The Icelandic Centre for Ethnology and Folklore, in association with the University of Iceland, will host a symposium on approaches to humour within the fields of folklore, anthropology and related disciplines, at Hólmavík in the Strandir area of Iceland November 14th - 15th. The symposium aims to introduce, extend and elaborate on innovative approaches to humour as well as offering an insight into current Icelandic and international research. Papers will focus on various aspects of humour such as oral tradition, centre and periphery, the uses of satire and caricature, curating, mediazation and the practice of humour in transnational relations.

The symposium includes reception's at ICEF's exhibitions and will conclude with a banquet and an evening of humour.

Participants include:

Elliott Oring, California State University

Kristinn Schram, Icelandic Centre for Ethnology and Folklore

Kristín Einarsdóttir, University of Iceland

Kolbeinn Proppé, Fréttablaðið

Jón Jónsson, Storyworks/Sögusmiðjan

Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson, District Cultural Centre in Húsavík

Additional papers are very welcome. Please send a short abstract to . Papers to be 20 minutes in length (with an additional 10 minutes for questions). For more information, accommodation or suggestions for ‘alternate' sessions (displays etc) please contact