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

XXII EFSS 2017 DIGITAL AGE IN SEMIOTICS AND COMMUNICATION (extended dealine)

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

ΜΗΝΥΜΑΤΑ, ΣΗΜΕΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΗΜΑΣΙΕΣ Ένα βασικό εγχειρίδιο για τη Σημειωτική και τη Θεωρία της Επικοινωνίας

ΜΗΝΥΜΑΤΑ, ΣΗΜΕΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΗΜΑΣΙΕΣ
Ένα βασικό εγχειρίδιο για τη Σημειωτική και τη Θεωρία της Επικοινωνίας

Mετάφραση: Χαρά Κόκκινου
Eπιμέλεια: Βασίλειος Δαλκαβούκης

Το συνολικό σχέδιο αυτού του βιβλίου έχει ως εξής: το Πρώτο Μέρος (Σημεία) αποτελείται από έξι κεφάλαια τα οποία ασχολούνται με τις βασικές έννοιες της σημειωτικής αλλά και τεχνικές της. τα πρώτα δύο κεφάλαια εισάγουν τις θεμελιώδεις έννοιές της ως επιστήμης και πιθανόν να χρειαστεί περισσότερη προσπάθεια για την κατανόησή τους από ό, τι στα επόμενα κεφάλαια. το κεφάλαιο τρία ασχολείται με τα μη-λεκτικά σημεία, το κεφάλαιο τέσσερα με τα οπτικά σημεία, το κεφάλαιο πέντε με τα λεκτικά σημεία και το κεφάλαιο έξι με τα μεταφορικά σημεία. τα θέματα που αναλύονται στο Δεύτερο Μέρος (Μηνύματα και Σημασίες) αποτελούνται από τομείς εφαρμογών: μύθοι και αφηγήματα, τέχνη, ένδυση, τροφή, χώρος, τηλεόραση, διαφήμιση, επικοινωνία και μέσα ενημέρωσης.
Με άλλα λόγια, τα εννέα κεφάλαια τα οποία συνιστούν αυτό το μέρος έχουν σκοπό να παρουσιάσουν τον τρόπο με τον οποίο η δημιουργία μηνυμάτων και σημασιών μπορεί να μελετηθεί από την πλεονεκτική θέση της επιστήμης της σημειωτικής. Πρέπει, ωστόσο, να προειδοποιήσω τους/ τις αναγνώστες/ ιες ότι τα θέματα που αναλύονται, όπως επίσης και τα συγκεκριμένα περιεχόμενα κάθε κεφαλαίου, αντανακλούν τη δική μου προσέγγιση στη διδασκαλία της σημειωτικής. Η παρουσία του « συγγραφέα στο κείμενο» είναι αναπόφευκτη. αλλά είτε οι αναγνώστες/ ιες συμφωνούν είτε διαφωνούν με κάποιο από τα σχόλια που περιέχονται στο βιβλίο, είναι πραγματική μου ελπίδα ότι παρόλα αυτά θα έχουν λάβει το ερέθισμα να μάθουν περισσότερα για τη συσχέτιση σημείων, μηνυμάτων, και σημασιών στην ανθρώπινη ζωή. αυτό από μόνο του θα έκανε τη συγγραφή αυτού του βιβλίου να αξίζει τον κόπο.

Δείτε το δείγμα του βιβλίου εδώ: Μυνήματα, σημεία και σημασίες. Ένα βασικό εγχειρίδιο για τη Σημειωτική και τη Θεωρία της Επισκοινωνίας

Call for Participation: DIGITAL AGE IN SEMIOTICS AND COMMUNICATION

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.

Download the full “Call for Participation” here: Call_EFSS_2017_DASC

6η Συνάντηση Εργασίας Ελληνόφωνων Μεταφρασεολόγων

Κτίριο της Επιτροπής Ερευνών (ΚΕΔΕΑ)
Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης
25- 27 Μαΐου 2017

Ο Τομέας Μετάφρασης του Τμήματος Γαλλικής Γλώσσας και Φιλολογίας του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης ανανεώνει την πρόσκλησή του για επιστημονικό διάλογο προς τους ελληνόφωνους μεταφρασεολόγους, διοργανώνοντας την 6η Συνάντηση Εργασίας Ελληνόφωνων Μεταφρασεολόγων στις 25, 26 και 27 Μαΐου 2017.

Διαβάστε ολόκληρη την ανακοίνωση εδώ: 6η Συνάντηση Εργασίας Ελληνόφωνων Μεταφρασεολόγων

New deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2017 | Punctum, From Theory to Methodology

New deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2017

From Theory to Methodology
Special issue of Punctum. International Journal of Semiotics
Editors: Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou and Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos

A scientific field incorporates four levels of operations, hierarchically related and leading from the more abstract to the more concrete. The first level is that of epistemology, the integration, explicit and conscious or implicit and empirical, of a theory into one of the larger paradigms marking a historical period. On the second level, the theory thus founded on the paradigm defines the key concepts and axes of investigation. From theory follows methodology, the third level, specifying the procedures that allow the researcher to perform concrete operations on the basis of the framework installed by theory. Finally, from methodology follow the techniques that give their final form to the above operations and allow us to arrive at the formulation of concrete results. The value of a theory is demonstrated only by the results obtained by concrete analysis following this process. Debates, of course, are possible on the level of theory and their outcome may be more or less convincing, but this is only intellectually reassuring. The final determination of the value of a theory are its empirical results and their alignment with the available data.

Read the full announcement here: Punctum 3 (2). From Theory to Methodology (new deadline for abstracts)