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Event: Humour Summer School
8th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter University of Galati Romania June 23 - 28, 2008 **** February 29 : deadline for early registration discount **** http://humoursummerschool.org/08/ For new research students just beginning their research careers or those already-trained researchers considering a first research project on humour, this course will ensure that they enter the field with a strong foundation in existing theoretical and methodological issues, and are well versed in the pitfalls confronting the scientific study of humour. For those interested in practical applications of humour in a variety of applied settings, the course will introduce them to the kinds of approaches that are being used around the world to put humour to work and to deliver the benefits of humour and laughter. There will be sessions from Monday morning to Saturday afternoon inclusive, with one afternoon free for relaxation, sight-seeing, etc., and about half a day during the week for the Symposium, where participants may present their planned or finished research, or ideas on how to implement and use humour in applied settings. This year's lecturers include : Dr Dorota Brzozowska (Opole University) (ISHS Emerging Scholar, 2005) Professor Christie Davies (University of Reading) Dr Jessica Milner Davis (University of Sydney) Dr Christian Hempelmann (Hakia Inc.) Dr Giselinde Kuipers (University of Amsterdam) Dr Graeme Ritchie (University of Aberdeen) Professor Willibald Ruch (University of Zurich) Dr Andrea Samson (University of Fribourg) (ISHS Emerging Scholar, 2006) One afternoon includes a boat trip on the Danube River (included in the registration fee). Participants may book a 3-day excursion (not included in the registration fee) starting on the 29th of June to the Royal Peles Castle and Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. A day trip to Bucharest to visit the Romanian Parliament building is also a possibility.