DMeetUp w/ Henri de Jongste “Humour. Norms. Culture”

4 March 2024
15:00 - 16:00 CET

DMeetUp w/ Henri de Jongste "Humour. Norms. Culture"

Dear Direct Members and all SIETARians,

Do you like humour? Are you always open to sharing jokes? Don’t you miss a good opportunity to laugh? Then you might be interested to learn more about

“Humour, norms, and culture”
There is no human community in which people do not regularly exchange jokes, so it is safe to say that humour is a universal phenomenon.

But what is it that people actually do when they engage in humour? And if humour is universal, why is what is funny in one culture not necessarily funny in another? What role does the context play, and what do norms have to do with creating and recognizing humour? And why do some people feel that a joke goes too far, while others may not?

These and other questions will be explored at our 40th DMeetUp on the 4th of March 2024, at 3 p.m. CET with Henri de Jongste.

Henri de Jongste is a Dutch national who has worked as a (senior) lecturer of International Business Communication at FH Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts for over 30 years. In his PhD thesis, he studied the use of humour in the British sitcom The Office and thus could combine his interest in business, culture, communication and humour in one overarching project. Henri has been a regular participant in SIETAR conferences and, besides being intrigued by humour, he has a keen interest in intercultural cooperation and communication, focusing on the role of culture in the interpretation of situations as well as on intercultural meetings.

SIETAR Europa Members, watch for an email with the registration link.


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