Approaches to Multimodal Digital Environments: from theories to practices

Date: 20-Jun-2019 – 22-Jun-2019
Location: Rome, Italy
Contact Person: Sandra Petroni
Web Site:
Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2018

Meeting Description:
Multimodal digital communication is the main theme of this conference meant to attract multidisciplinary research on a wide range of issues from teaching and learning to analysing multimodal digital data appearing in multiple communication arenas. Drawing on the work related to the European project EU-MADE4LL, European Multimodal and Digital Education for Language Learning, the conference intends to bring together international scholars belonging to various fields of research sharing an interest in exploring recent developments in multimodal digital communication. We wish to tackle the complex arenas of digitality by reflecting on a broad range of multimodal texts, social practices and communities: content management systems, corporate web pages, institutional web pages, blogs, corporate videos, mashup, fanvids, social media, video-mediated interaction, digital broadcasting, digital performing arts, gaming, networking sites and media sharing platforms. We are keen to address this ever-increasing complexity of digital communication by adopting a broad range of multimodal, semiotic and educational perspectives.

Read the full announcement: CFP. Approaches to Multimodal Digital Environments



Tα Τμήματα Γαλλικής Γλώσσας και Φιλολογίας, Ιταλικής Γλώσσας και Φιλολογίας της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής, Δημοσιογραφίας και Μέσων Μαζικής Επικοινωνίας της Σχολής Οικονομικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών και Αρχιτεκτόνων Μηχανικών της Πολυτεχνικής Σχολής ίδρυσαν και θα λειτουργήσουν από το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 2018-2019 Διατμηματικό Πρόγραμμα Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών (Δ.Π.Μ.Σ.), με τίτλο «Σημειωτική, Πολιτισμός και Επικοινωνία».

Αντικείμενο του Δ.Π.Μ.Σ. είναι η διερεύνηση φαινομένων και εξελίξεων σε κάθε σχεδόν τομέα του σύγχρονου πολιτισμού, σε θεωρητικό και εφαρμοσμένο επίπεδο, από τη λογοτεχνία, τη διαφήμιση, τα μέσα επικοινωνίας, τον οπτικοακουστικό πολιτισμό, την τέχνη και την πολιτισμική κληρονομιά, έως τη γλώσσα, την εκπαίδευση, την ιδεολογία, την δημοφιλή κουλτούρα και την πολιτισμική προσαρμογή αναδεικνύοντας τις αναλυτικές και ερμηνευτικές δυνατότητες της σημειωτικής στη μελέτη του πολιτισμού σε όλη την πολυμορφία, την πολυπλοκότητα και το δυναμισμό του. Πρόκειται για ειδικές θεματικές ενότητες των γνωστικών αντικειμένων του πρώτου κύκλου σπουδών των συνεργαζόμενων Τμημάτων στις οποίες καλούνται να εστιάσουν οι μεταπτυχιακοί φοιτητές με τελικό στόχο την κατάρτισή τους ως εξειδικευμένου επιστημονικού προσωπικού που θα μπορέσει να καλύψει υπάρχουσες και προβλεπόμενες κοινωνικές και αναπτυξιακές ανάγκες της αγοράς εργασίας στο χώρο της επικοινωνίας και του πολιτισμού.

Διαβάστε την ανακοίνωση εδώ: ΔΠΜΣ Σημειωτική, Πολιτισμός και Επικοινωνία

11th conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS XI)

«Anticipation and Change» The 11th conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies

First Call for Papers

Stavanger, Norway, June 13–15th 2019 Venue: Department of social studies, University of Stavanger

The 11th conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS XI) will be hosted by University of Stavanger (UiS) and is co-sponsored by Department of social studies (UiS) and «The Greenhouse: An environmental humanities initiative at University of Stavanger»

Theme The overall theme of NASS XI is «Anticipation and change». Relevant topics include – but are not limited to – the semiotics of child development and human development in general, social change, cultural change, environmental change, ontogeny, and evolution. The anticipatory aspect implies that future studies and the power of imagination are also relevant topics, as are, potentially, learning and perception, expectation and prediction, foresight and preconception. We welcome abstract proposals that approach these topics from a semiotic perspective and encourage interdisciplinary relations between semiotics and other disciplines.

Read the full announcement here: Call for papers. 11th conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies

2nd Seminar and Symposium of the Academy of Cultural Heritages

2nd Seminar and Symposium of the Academy of Cultural Heritages to be held in the island of Syros, Ermoupolis, Cultural Center (Ritsos Hall) and Apollo Theater, Greece (Cyclades) on Oct. 2-7, 2018


1st Oct, traveling day via Athens, Piraeus by ferry boat (or flight Athens-Syros)

2nd -3rd Oct. Seminars on:
Foundations of Existential Semiotics prof. Eero Tarasti
Introduction to Musical Semiotics
Basic Concepts of Semiotics and Culture  prof Alexandros Lagopoulos
Greimassian Narrative Analysis prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulos
Semiotic Approach to Visual Arts prof. Altti Kuusamo
Literature from Ancient Greece to Modern Times prof. Hannu Riikonen
Semiotics and Translation prof Pirjo Kukkonen

3rd Oct in the evening: concert at Apollo Theater: soprano Laura Pyrrö and Eila Tarasti (piano); ensemble of the Music Society of the University of Helsinki

4th Oct. Excursion to the island of Delos (close to Syros) or excursions on Syros island

5th – 6th Oct. Symposium on Cultural Transfers: Europe and Other World, (motto: ….heitere Verknüpfung von West und Ost” Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe)

7th Oct  return, travelling day


Participation fee for seminar and symposium: 200 euros to be paid to the Academy of Cultural Heritages: Nordea FI40 1544 3000 0285 84, BIC: NDEAFIHH

Registration by Sept 1st, 2018   to Lazaros Papoutsis

Enrollment to the course: name, affiliation; to the symposium: name, affiliation, title of the speech, abstract (1/2 – 1 page); length of papers: half an hour with discussion; languages: English, French, German

Organization of the event: director prof. Eero Tarasti , University of Helsinki; assistants Paul Forsell and Lazaros Papoutsis (email see above)

About activities of the Academy see

Δημοσίευση Διάλεξης στο Εργαστήριο Σημειωτικής ΑΠΘ

Την Πέμπτη 22/3/2018 έλαβε χώρα στο Εργαστήριο Σημειωτικής της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής ΑΠΘ διάλεξη και ανοιχτή συζήτηση με θέμα “Coheence and Truthfulness in Communication: Intracommunicational and Extracommunicational Indexicality”

Προσκεκλημένος ομιλητής του Εργαστήριου Σημειωτικής της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής ΑΠΘ και της Ελληνικής Σημειωτικής Εταιρείας ήταν ο Lars Elleström, Καθηγητής Συγκριτικής Λογοτεχνίας του Τμήματος Κινηματογράφου και Λογοτεχνίας της Σχολής Τεχνών και Ανθρωπιστικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου Linnaeus της Σουηδίας και Διευθυντής του Κέντρου Διαμεσικών και Πολυτροπικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου Linnaeus (IMS) και Πρόεδρος της Διεθνούς Εταιρείας Διαμεσικών Σπουδών (ISIS).

Συντονίζει ο Ευάγγελος Κουρδής, Αναπληρωτής Διευθυντής του Εργαστηρίου Σημειωτικής ΑΠΘ. Η μαγνητοσκόπηση έγινε από το Κέντρο Ηλεκτρονικής Διακυβέρνησης ΑΠΘ.

Μπορείτε να παρακολουθήσετε μαγνητοσκοπημένη τη διάλεξη στον ιστότοπο:

Call for Papers: Semiotics of Selfies Special issue of Punctum. International Journal of Semiotics

Call for papers: Semiotics of Selfies
Special issue of Punctum. International Journal of Semiotics
Editor: Gregory Paschalidis

In Camera Lucida Roland Barthes suggests that the “age of Photography corresponds precisely to the explosion of the private into the public, or rather into the creation of a new social value, which is the publicity of the private: the private is consumed as such publicly”. What he had in mind was the aggressive invasion of the privacy of celebrities by press photographers. The advent of digital technology took the “age of Photography” to new heights, while simultaneously fostering the “explosion of the private into the public” to an unprecedented scale. This time, however, the paparazzi were virtually everyone. In the last decade selfies have become perhaps the most widespread genre of the newly born digital culture. At the same time, it is certainly the most notorious, being regularly associated with rampant narcissism and addictive self-promotion. Having unmistakable continuities with the timehonoured tradition of the self-portrait, both in painting and in photography, selfies became an arena where new visual vocabularies and strategies of self-representation have developed, bringing a new urgency to Peirce’s idea of “the self as a sign”.

Read the full announcement: Punctum 4.2 (December 2018) – CfΡ




The advent of the internet and digital technologies in general wrought deep changes to the socio-cultural tissue in almost every part of the world. There is an entire global generation of young people called “digital natives”, which recognizes that the impact of new communication technologies is comparable to the function of one’s mother tongue. Semiotic research has slowly begun to move in that direction.

Read the full announcement here: Call_EFSS_2018_DigitASC_II

Call for Papers | Ocula – Geosemiotics

Geosemiotica: dai locative media, alle immagini diffuse, ai big e small data/Geosemiotics: from locative media, diffused images, to big and small data.

Geosemiotica: dai locative media, alle immagini diffuse, ai big e small data
a cura di Federico Montanari, Nicola Dusi e Guido Ferraro

Lo scopo di questo numero di Ocula è di indagare un vasto campo che è diventato al tempo stesso di grande attualità e in continua e profonda trasformazione: quello dei locative media e del loro intreccio con la questione dei dati, del loro statuto e della loro definizione, in chiave non solo semiotica e sociosemiotica, ma aperta ai contributi dei Media Studies contemporanei. Da diversi anni l’esplosione dei locative media è sotto gli occhi di tutti: e questo è avvenuto grazie all’uso di strumenti tecnologici ormai universalmente diffusi (come smartphones, tablet, per arrivare ai più recenti dispositivi wearable) che hanno consentito l’incrocio fra social media, localizzazione territoriale informazioni geolocalizzate, fino alla possibilità di fruire in modo istantaneo di fonti di immagini, notizie. I Media Studies hanno insistito in modo multidisciplinare sull’importanza di questo incrocio e stratificazione, e il nostro numero cerca un dialogo tra questi approcci e quello più sociosemiotico.

Read the full announcement (call for papers) here: Ocula_Call_for_papers._Geosemiotics_from

Call for Papers | Découvrabilité du contenu culturel à l’ère du numérique : Acteurs, discours et politiques

Center for International Relations Studies(CEFIR)/Centre d’études sur l’intégration et la mondialisation(CEIM)

Colloque international, Liège, Université de Liège (ULiege), 5 juin 2018 (avec le soutien de la 10ème Commission mixte permanente Québec/Wallonie Bruxelles – 2017/2019)

Le contexte actuel de transformation des industries culturelles et d’augmentation des flux transfrontières d’échanges de biens et services culturels numériques favorise l’apparition et la concentration de nouveaux acteurs puissants qui cherchent   imposer leur logique du march́   l’échelle mondiale, tout en limitant la visibilit́ et la d́couvrabilit́ des expressions culturelles nationales ou locales par les algorithmes de leurs plateformes numériques. Si l’abondance de l’offre culturelle globale sur Internet accélère les échanges de produits numériques, les milieux culturels (que ce soit au Québec, en Wallonie-Bruxelles/Belgique, en Europe ou au sein de l’espace francophone) perçoivent un déséquilibre entre la proportion des contenus locaux et l’offre abondante de contenus étrangers sur les catalogues des plateformes en ligne (en particulier celles proposant des services de streaming musical et audiovisuel).

Read the full announcement here: Call_for_papers_Cultural content in the digital era actors, discourses and policies

Call for Papers | Text – Image – Music: Crossing the Borders

International Association of Literary Semantics
2018 IALS Symposium

Institute of English Studies
The Jagiellonian University in Krakow
18th-20th OCTOBER, 2018

In 2006 the Institute of English Philology at the Jagiellonian University had the honour and pleasure of hosting the 4th International IALS Conference. This time we are cordially inviting all interested researchers to a thematic Symposium. The Symposium motto – not without reason – is a travesty of the title Image Music Text given to a selection of essays written by Roland Barthes and translated into English by Stephen Heath (1977).

Read the full announcement here: CFP Text, Image, Music. Crossing the Borders