13th Humor Research Conference 2023

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
contact email: 

Date: March-31-2023 – April-1-2023

Location: online/remote, USA

Contact Person: Yu Lei, Gouda Taha

Meeting Email: HRC@tamuc.edu

Web Site:https://inside.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/humanitiesSocialSciencesArts...

Registration is required for attendance and is free:



Call Deadline:

For paper and poster: Jan. 15th, 2023 (11:59 PM CST = UTC -6) 


Meeting Description:

The Humor Research Conference is an online student-organized international multidisciplinary all-plenary event dedicated to the study of humor in all its facets. The 13th annual Humor Research Conference (HRC) 2023 will be live-broadcast on the web (March 31st - April 1st). All submissions about any topic related to humor studies, including and not limited to literary studies, psychology, folklore, sociology, computer science, and linguistics, are welcome.


Call for Papers:

There are three types of presentations:

1- Full papers (a standard 20-minute presentation, plus 5 minutes Q/A) presented live;

2- Posters: (Recorded maximum 15-minute presentations, uploaded to the conference web site by organizers a week before the conference: Students (or other scholars) may submit "e-poster" abstracts for the poster session, which will take place online. E-posters will be available online the day before the conference and presenters will have a 5-10 minute Q&A slot during the conference, in which attendees may ask questions or provide suggestions. E-posters consist of a maximum of 10 "slides" in .ppt or .pdf format and will be posted on the conference website.

3- Workshops (90 minutes)



Abstract for general submission (up to 250 words; plus 1 extra page for images, references, etc.); indicate if paper (20m + Q/A) or poster. Be sure to provide a title.

Any topic in humor research is welcome, including, and not restricted to, literary studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and linguistics.


Submission Email: HRC@tamuc.edu


Acceptance Notification Dates

Acceptance notification: by Feb. 1st, 2023



Yu Lei 


Gouda Taha




Salvatore Attardo, PhD


Department of Literature and Languages


Christian F. Hempelmann, PhD

Associate Professor of Computational Linguistics

Director, Ontological Semantic Technology Lab

Department of Literature and Languages