CFP. Morphologies and Qualitative Dynamics. An Interdisciplinary Project


Morphologies and Qualitative Dynamics: an Interdisciplinary Project Knowledge of Forms | Forms of Knowledge

Organizers: Isabel Marcos New University of Lisbon & Clément Morier Lyon 3 – Jean Moulin University

The monthly seminar will take place from November 2017 to July 2018, on Fridays once a month from 16h to 19h. Here are the dates: 17 November 2017; 15 December 2017 (speakers confirmed: Linguistics, Semiotics & Cognition Per Aage Brandt and Wolfgang Wildgen); 12 January 2018 (speakers confirmed: Theoretical Biology & Psychoanalysis Jacques Viret and Benoît Virole); 09 February 2018; 09 March 2018; 06 April 2018; 04 May 2018; 01 June 2018; 06 July 2018.

Read the full announcement here: CFP. Morphologies and Qualitative Dynamics. An Interdisciplinary Project

Call for Papers: SEMIOSIS IN COMMUNICATION – Differences and Similarities


| Bucharest, 14-16 June, 2018

Conference description

The second edition of the International Conference Semiosis in Communication: Differences and Similarities will be organized by the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania (NUPSPA) in participation with Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies (SEECSS) at New Bulgarian University (NBU), Sofia, Bulgaria, and under the auspices of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS-AIS). It will be held in Bucharest, Romania, from the 14th to the 16th of June, 2018.

Read the full announcement here: Call_for_Papers, Bucarest 2018

(Πρόσκληση) Μια βραδιά για την Κάριν

Σας καλούμε στην εκδήλωση τιμής για την Ομότιμη Καθηγήτρια Κάριν Μπόκλουντ-Λαγοπούλου την Τετάρτη 18 Οκτωβρίου και ώρα 19:30 στο αμφιθέατρο “Μελίνα Μερκούρη” του Μουσείου Βυζαντινού Πολιτισμού.

Δείτε ολόκληρη την πρόσκληση εδώ: KARIN

Call for Papers: Design as Semiosis Special issue of Punctum. International Journal of Semiotics

Call for Papers Design as Semiosis Special issue of Punctum. International Journal of Semiotics

Editors: Miltos Frangopoulos and Evripides Zantides

Ever since Roland Barthes, back in the mid-1950s, commented on the ideological myths infusing the design of the new Citroen DS or of the cover of Paris Match, the fates of design and semiotics have been inextricably entwined. From ‘les trente glorieuses’ of expanding mass production and mass consumption, however, to the current trend for customization, sustainable design, collaborative and participatory design, parametric design combined with 3D printing, we discern a reorientation from a use-centred, scientific design to a user-centered design driven by post-materialism and intuitive ‘design thinking’. At the same time, semioticians moved from unraveling the mystifying effects of design upon a beguiled mass-consumer to championing a more expanded understanding of design as a fundamental dimension of the human activity of meaning-making, worldmaking and identity-making.

Read the full announcement: Punctum-4-1_July-2018_CfP

Call for Abstracts: Image Evolution. Technological Transformations of Visual Media Culture

Deadline for Abstracts: November 5, 2017
Deadline for Articles: May 27, 2018

The double-blind peer-reviewed Yearbook of Moving Image Studies (YoMIS) is now accepting abstracts from scientists, scholars, artists, film makers, game designers or developers for the fourth issue entitled »Image Evolution. Technological Transformations of Visual Media Culture«. YoMIS will be enriched by disciplines like media and film studies, image science, (film)philosophy, phenomenology, semiotics, design and fine arts, art and media history, game studies and other research areas related to static, moving and digital images in general.

Read the full “Call for Abstracts” here: Fourth_Issue_-_Call_for_Abstracts_Image

Call for papers | Tattoo Iconologie Body Writings and identity related fluctuations II International Studies Conference

The contemporary practice of tattooing is globally diffuse. From being a marginal anti-language, writing on the body has revealed itself as a globalized trend. While tattooing initially may have been a niche occurrence, being rather a minority practice, today its popularity confirms its normalization, hardly a trivialization: in 2015, about 30% of people in the United States, and 13% (which means more than seven millions) in Italy are tattooed. As for all the massive trends, not performing any tattoo begins to be an effective tendency as well, and is thereby facilitating its objectification.

Read the full “Call for Papers” here: Call for papers. Tatoo Icolologypdf

CALL FOR ATTENDANCE: Opening seminar of the Academy of Cultural Heritages

The Academy of Cultural Heritages was founded last year in Helsinki to revive the idea of the Platonian academy, i.e. encounters between professors and students about study of culture in the broadest sense.

The Academy will function in the first place in Greece and Finland. In its opening seminar, which is entitled ‘The Greek Miracle’, the Greek and Finnish specialists will deliver lectures, but also participants, students and international scholars can present their papers and research projects which are then discussed together. The opening seminar will take place at the Island of Syros, Ermoupolis and its Municipality on Oct 2-5, 2017 and then continue in Athens at the Finnish Institute on Oct 5-8.

Read the full announcement here: Call for attedance

Tentative program: Προσωρινό πρόγραμμα 25.07.2017

Call for Papers: Cognitive Semiotics

The editors of Cognitive Semiotics welcome proposals for special issues or dossiers that integrate perspectives, methods, and insight from cognitive science, cognitive linguistics and semiotics for its forthcoming publication schedule.

If you have a particular theme of relevance to the mission of the journal, the editors are eager to discuss possibilities for running a special issue as early as the spring issue of 2018, or beyond.

Read the full announcement here: CFP special isssues for CS


The XXII Early Fall School of Semiotics (EFSS 2017)
Digital Age in Semiotics and Communication (Sozopol, Bulgaria, 4-10 September 2017)

EFSS 2017 will combine a conference for researchers in digital semiotics and a semiotic school for PhD and advanced MA students. The topic represents the research program of the Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies and the school aims at developing new interdisciplinary perspectives on the study of the sociocultural transformations after the advent of the Internet. The program includes seminars, lectures, a practical workshop, and rich thematic social activities. Participating PhD and MA students will have the chance to present their projects and receive valuable feedback from affirmed scholars during the PhD Marathon. Scholars from Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria have confirmed their participation.

Read the full announcement here: XXII EFSS 2017 DIGITAL AGE IN SEMIOTICS AND COMMUNICATION (extended dealine)

Poetry in Expanded Translation II: Intersemiotic Translation—between Text & Image

8-10 November 2017, Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse, France.

CFP: Multidisciplinary conference on modes of text and image translation, use and reception in or in-between literature and visual art. During the conference Lex-Icon: Treating the image as text, treating the text as image held at UHA in 2012, we asked whether it was emphatic attention to the physical substance of language (the plasticity of words) that draws the practices of authors and visual artists together today, or whether there are very different modes of representation, creation and reception engendering cultural upheavals in artistic and literary practice in verbo-visual works. We also asked whether one needs language to produce thought, to write or to describe the world. Following on from this, at the first Poetry in Expanded Translation conference held in London in April 2017 we explored in what ways rewritings texts are in and of themselves translations.

Read the full announcement: CFP. Poetry in Expanded Translation II