CfP on Comedy Controversies

2 December 2022

Jennifer Young and Alberto Godioli (University of Groningen) are convening a stream on ‘Comedy Controversies: Humour and Free Speech’ within the upcoming annual conference of the Socio-Legal Studies Association (Derry – Londonderry, 4-6 April 2023).

Stream description:

‘Cartoons in Court’ Event in Budapest

Image by Seyran Caferli

Budapest / Online, 8 November 2022

On November 8th, the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) of the Central European University hosted the roundtable ‘Judging Jests: Humor, Free Speech and the Law’. The event was organized in …

AHSN 2023: A Human Right to Humour

The 29th Conference of the Australasian Humour Studies Network will take place on 6-7 (Zoom, online only) and 9-10 (in-person only) February 2023.

The conference focuses on the theme ‘A Human Right to Humour’, with particular regard to questions …

Symposium: Humor and Free Speech in the Digital Age

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, New York / Online, 14 October 2022

A recording of the event is now available HERE

Organizers: Dr. Alberto Godioli (University of Groningen) and Prof. Laura Little (Temple Law School)

Negotiating the legal boundaries …

Humor and the Law: A Living Bibliography

This page features a constantly updated list of books, articles and other scholarly resources on topics related to humor and the law. Should you have any comments or suggestions, please email

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