Per Aage Brandt

Per Aage Brandt is Emile B. de Sauzé Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures and Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University and director of the Laboratory for Applied Research in Cognitive Semiotics. He has worked on cognitive and semiotic theory of language, grammar, aesthetics, art, and music.

 

Søren Brier

Søren Brier is Professor of the Semiotics of Information, Cognition and Communication Sciences at the Centre for Language, Cognition and Mentality in the Department of International Culture and Communication Studies at Copenhagen Business School. He is the founder and editor of the journal Cybernetics & Human Knowing. Dr. Brier has worked on information theory, biosemiotics, communication, and cybersemiotics.

 

Tatjana .V. Civjan
Tatjana Civjan is linguist and semiotician working in the Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences and Institute of World Culture, Moscow Lomonosov State University. Her main areas of interest are linguistic typology, Balkanistics, semiotics, structure of text.

 

Paul Cobley

Dr. Paul Cobley is a professor of the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences in London Metropolitan University. He has has worked on semiotics, communication theory, linguistics, and mass media, and edits the journals Subject Matters, and Social Semiotics.

 

Marcel Danesi

Marcel Danesi is Professor of Semiotics and Communication Theory at the University of Toronto, and coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Semiotics and Communication Theory at Victoria College. He founded the Center for Communication and Information Sciences, and is editor in chief of Semiotica He has has worked on applied and cultural semiotics, communication theory, linguistics, and Italian studies.

 

Boris Egorov
Chief Research Fellow, Institute of History RAS, St.Petersburg, The Section of New History of Russia, Russia

 

Jesper Hoffmeyer
Jesper Hoffmeyer is emeritus professor at the University of Copenhagen, Biological Institute. He is president of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies (ISBS), and co-editor of the journal Biosemiotics and of the Springer Book series in Biosemiotics. His areas of interest are biosemiotics, philosophy of nature, evolution, ecology.

 

Kalevi Kull

Kalevi Kull is Professor of Biosemiotics and Head of the Semiotics Department at the University of Tartu. Professor Kull is a member of the editorial boards of Akadeemia, Semiotica, Sign Systems Studies, Journal of Biosemiotics, Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Cognitive Semiotics, and Biosemiotics. His fields of research are biosemiotics, general semiotic theory and methodology, species co-existence and evolution, and theoretical biology and its history.

 

Mihhail Lotman

Professor Lotman is Head of the Department of Cultural Theory at Tallinn University and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu. He is co-editor of Sign System Studies. His main fields of research are general semiotics and semiotics of culture, text theory and Russian literature, poetics and rhetoric, Russian verse studies, and film analysis.

 

Timo Maran

Timo Maran is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, and Editor of Sign System Studies. His main research fields are theory of biological mimicry, biosemiotics, imitation, mimesis and deception, interrelations of nature and culture, ecosemiotics, nature writing, ecocriticism, and problems of locality and context.

 

Winfried Nöth

Winfried Nöth is Professor of Linguistics and Semiotics at the University of Kassel and director of its Interdisciplinary Center for Cultural Studies. He is also Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo, an honorary member of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, and president of the German Association for Semiotic Studies. He has worked on the topics of semiotic aesthetics, semiotics of language, literature and culture, semiotics of the image, semiotics of maps, the evolution of semiosis, systems theoretical semiotics, semiotics of the media, and semiotics of advertising.

 

Ülle Pärli

Ülle Pärli is Associate Professor in the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu and member of the editorial board of Sign System Studies. Her research areas include cultural and textual semiotics, russian literature, and the works of Yuri Lotman.

 

Anti Randviir

Anti Randviir is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, and is a charter member of the Estonian Semiotics Association and the Finno-Ugric Semiotics Association. His research projects include Meaning-generation and transdisciplinary methodology of semiotic analysis of culture, and nomination and anonymity in the culturespace: the concept and object in interdisciplinary perspective (methodological aspects of the integration of social and human sciences).

 

Göran Sonesson

Göran Sonesson is Professor of Semiotics and director of the Department of Semiotics at Lund University, and director of Centre for Cognitive Semiotics, and Secretary General of the International Association for Visual Semiotics. He has published a works on visual semiotics, pictorial concepts, as well as numerous articles on the semiotics of gestures, visual semiotics, cultural semiotics, and general semiotic theory.

 

Frederik Stjernfelt

Frederik Stjernfelt is a Professor at the Centre for Semiotics at the University of Aarhus and the editor of the periodical KRITIK. He has written papers and a book on the analysis and theory of art and literature, co-written two works on the Balkan conflicts of the 1990's, co-edited the three volume Tankens Magt, and published his treatise on semiotics, Diagrammatology.

 

Peeter Torop

Peeter Torop is Professor of Semiotics of Culture at the University of Tartu and President of the Estonian Semiotics Association. Professor Torop is co-editor of Sign Systems Studies and Tartu Semiotics Library, and is a member of the editorial boards of Semeiosis, Bibliotheca lotmania, Keel ja Kirjandus, Humaniora, Traduic, Galáxia, Entretextos, Trames, Folk Culture, Place and Location, and Лотмановский сборник. His research fields are semiotics of translation and methodology of translation studies, intersemiosis and intersemiotical processes in culture, semiotics of the Tartu-Moscow School, semiospherical understanding of culture, and methodology of semiotics of culture.

 

Boris Uspensky
Boris Uspensky is professor emeritus of Naples Oriental University, Italy and Professor of Russian State Univesity for the Humanities, Russia. He was a member of Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics.