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AISB event Bulletin Item

Announcement: Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter

   7th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter

             University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland


                       July 9-14, 2007


As in previous years, the Summer School is designed not only to fit
the needs of new students and researchers preparing for careers that
would be enhanced by a deeper knowledge of humor and laughter (in
dimensions ranging from the philosophical through the physiological to
the practical), but also for trained scholars in the natural sciences
and humanities who are considering embarking on new investigations of
humor/laughter-related phenomena.

The Symposium is a session within the week when the Summer School participants give presentations about their own work.

Enrolment in the Summer School is deliberately limited (less than 30
participants) so as to accommodate the individual interests of each
student and to keep the seminars to an optimal didactic size.

        Prof Christie Davies (UK)
	Dr Christian Hempelmann (USA)
        Dr Giselinde Kuipers (Netherlands)
	Dr Sharon Lockyer (UK)
	Prof Elliott Oring (USA)
        Dr Graeme Ritchie (UK)
        Prof Willibald Ruch (Switzerland)
	Dr Andrea Samson (Switzerland)
	Eva Ullmann (Germany)

We offer an early bird discount for bookings before March 31, 2007.

Endorsed by the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS)

Sponsored by:
   - Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen
   - Hakia Inc

Local organiser: Graeme Ritchie (Dept. of Computing Science, University
                 of Aberdeen).
Course director: Willibald Ruch (Dept. of Psychology, University of Zuerich)