July, 7 – 11th 2008 Alcalá de Henares MADRID SPAIN
We have the pleasure of welcoming you to the 20th International ISHS Humor Conference website. Following the tradition established in previous gatherings we will like this Conference to be a distinguished forum for scientific discussion in the area of humour and, of courses, a place to enjoy the laughter, the wit and the games.
The congress will be held on July, 7 – 11th 2008, at the University of Alcalá, in Alcalá de Henares. We invite all the humour areas investigators, experts, studious and professionals to participate.
The International Society Humour Studies (ISHS) is a studious and professional organization dedicated to the study of the humour. Many of its members are University professors and investigators of different areas as Biomedical Sciencies, Linguistics, Psychosocial Sciences, Cultural Studies, Communication, Translation, Educational Sciences... Many professionals of different areas also participate in the Society. That is the reason why the ISHS is a group that has a lot of disciplines and facets, united by the humour in all its multiple dimensions.
Alcalá de Henares is also the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote de La Mancha, one of the most important world wide comedies. The city is located a few kilometres northeast of Madrid. It was founded during the Romans era, and was given the name of Complutum. Its existence is related to its University which was founded in 1499 by Cardinal Cisneros. The 500 anniversary commemoration of the first promotion will be celebrated on 2008. Alcalá was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1998.