International Society for Humor Studies

ISHS Membership Information


Membership Information

Membership and Membership Benefits
Membership in the International Society for Humor Studies is open to educators, health professionals, managers, writers, performers, students, and others interested in the advancement of humor studies and research. Members receive:

  • a subscription to the quarterly journal, Humor: International Journal of Humor Research
  • reduced registration fees to annual ISHS International Humor Conferences
  • reduced fees to ISHS-sponsored workshops and seminars
  • discounts on books in the Humor Research series published by Mouton-DeGruyter,
    the Humor in Life and Letters series published by Wayne State Press,
    the Humor Studies series published by Transaction Publishers, and
    selected titles from other publishing houses
  • access to bibliographies of humor research across major disciplines
  • a membership list with regularly updated contact information

Membership Dues

ISHS is pleased to provide to all of our new and continuing members for 2014 the choice of either a print or online subscription to the Society's journal, HUMOR. All Regular Members who renew on or before January 31 for the 2014 membership year, may renew for $105 with a print subscription or for $64 with an electronic online subscription to HUMOR. After Janaury 31, the fees increase to $110 and $69, respectively. New ISHS members, who join the Society for the first time in 2014, may join at the discounted Janaury rate. Please note that the $5 is not automatic and must be indicated by the member on the application.


Humor scholars who wish to be a part of the ISHS network, but cannot afford full dues may join the Society as an Associate member. Associate members pay only $30 and receive our newsletter, membership directories, bibliography access, and ISHS Conference discounts, but do not receive the Society's journal.
Membership Dues & Subscriptions


January 31, 2014


January 31, 2014

Regular membership, print subscription to HUMOR
Regular membership, online subscription to HUMOR
Associate membership, no journal
  $30   $30

If you joined ISHS in the past as a student member, you can still join ISHS as a regular member with either a print or online subscription. However, because of the new delivery options for HUMOR, the Society is no longer able to provide discounted student rates as in previous years.

Membership Application
Applications for ISHS Membership and subscriptions to HUMOR, can be downloaded via links at this location. Both MS Word and PDF versions are available. The MS Word form can be filled in online, saved to your computer, and e-mailed to ISHS.

2014 Membership Application (MS-Word Version)        2014 Membership Application (PDF Version)


2008-14 Membership Directory

The International Society for Humor Studies maintains directories of all Regular and Associate ISHS members with their addresses and telephone numbers. Our website lists contain only the names, affiliations, and internet information for ISHS Members and active Associates from 2010 through 2014 plus the editors for the Society's journal, HUMOR. Current ISHS members may request the complete membership directory with all contact information from the ISHS Executive Secretary.

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