Humour in the Beginning

Roald Dijkstra

A few weeks ago, the proceedings of a conference on religion, humour and laughter in formative stages of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism have been published (Humour in the Beginning). Since I received the hard copies this week, I now believe it really exists! You can find more information at: The conference was organised (and the proceedings edited) by prof. Paul van der Velde and myself. We look back at a great conference (it feels very long ago, it was organised even before the pandemic), which has resulted, I think, in a various and highly interesting volume (but that is up to you to decide of course).