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 DeGruyter,
    the Humor in Life and Letters series published by Wayne State Press,
    the Humor Studies series published by Taylor and Francis, and
    selected titles from other publishing houses, including John Benjamins
  • access to bibliographies of humor research across major disciplines
  • a membership list with regularly updated contact information

2022 Membership Dues

ISHS is pleased to provide to all of our new and continuing members for 2022 the choice of either a print or online subscription to the 35th volume of the Society's journal, HUMOR. All Regular Members who renew on or before January 31 for the 2022 membership year, may renew for a print or an electronic online subscription to HUMOR with a $5 discount. After Janaury 31, the fees increase to the regular pricing. For 2022, the journal will include more original research articles per issue with the book reviews published solely online. Print subscribers will receive online access to the book reviews.

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, book discounts, and ISHS Conference discounts, but do not receive the Society's journal.

Membership Dues & Subscriptions*


January 31, 2022


January 31, 2022

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

Please note that if your renew online, the online application will include a 3% plus $1 processing fee.

Online Membership Application

You can apply online for 2022 ISHS membership and subscribe to HUMOR 35 by clicking the secure link, which will appear below once our membership year begins. Online payments can be made by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) or by a checking account transfer from an United States bank. Please note that all online transactions will include a 3% plus $1 transaction fee. If you wish to pay by check the old fashioned way via paper form, please contact the ISHS Executive Secretatry, Martin Lampert, at


2016-20 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 and affiliations for ISHS Members and Associates from 2016 through 2021 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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