Conferences and seminars in association with Department of Semiotics | University of Tartu

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Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5341
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5301
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu
  • College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, 51003 Tartu
  • Viljandi Culture Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004 Viljandi
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5900
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Education
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a–29, 50103 Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36–301, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 4, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Psychology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409 Tartu
  • School of Law
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20–324, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Social Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Narva College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307 Narva
  • Pärnu College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012 Pärnu
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5326
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Pharmacy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Dentistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 50406 Tartu
  • Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5–205, 51005 Tartu
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46–208, 51014 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5820
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46–208, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Computer Science
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409 Tartu
  • Estonian Marine Institute
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618 Tallinn
  • Institute of Physics
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Chemistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5011
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b–134, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu Observatory
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4510
    Faculty address: 
    Observatooriumi 1, Tõravere, 61602 Tartumaa
  • Institute of Technology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Uppsala 10, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Genomics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010 Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51003 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6339
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 Tartu
  • University Office in Tallinn
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • Estates Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51005 Tartu
  • Grant Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6000, IT-help: +372 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090 Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 17–103, 51005 Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 102, 104, 209, 210, 50090 Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5620
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Procurement Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6632
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5400
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51005 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
Other Units
  • University of Tartu Academic Sports Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • Tartu Student Village
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • Tartu Students’ Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu University Hospital
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Foundation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
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Contacts of UT units

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5341
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5301
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu
  • College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, 51003 Tartu
  • Viljandi Culture Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004 Viljandi
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5900
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Education
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a–29, 50103 Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36–301, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 4, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Psychology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409 Tartu
  • School of Law
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20–324, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Social Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Narva College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307 Narva
  • Pärnu College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012 Pärnu
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5326
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Pharmacy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Dentistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 50406 Tartu
  • Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5–205, 51005 Tartu
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46–208, 51014 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5820
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46–208, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Computer Science
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409 Tartu
  • Estonian Marine Institute
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618 Tallinn
  • Institute of Physics
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Chemistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5011
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b–134, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu Observatory
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4510
    Faculty address: 
    Observatooriumi 1, Tõravere, 61602 Tartumaa
  • Institute of Technology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Uppsala 10, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Genomics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010 Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51003 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6339
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 Tartu
  • University Office in Tallinn
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • Estates Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51005 Tartu
  • Grant Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6000, IT-help: +372 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090 Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 17–103, 51005 Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 102, 104, 209, 210, 50090 Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5620
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Procurement Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6632
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5400
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51005 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
Other Units
  • University of Tartu Academic Sports Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • Tartu Student Village
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • Tartu Students’ Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu University Hospital
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Foundation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • View all other units

Conferences and seminars in association with Department of Semiotics

Videos of guest lectures and seminars are available for viewing here: https://www.flfi.ut.ee/en/videos

Robert Innis intensive course "Semiotic Linkages: Frameworks and Exemplifications"

Robert Innis intensive course

You are all welcome to the intensive course "Semiotic Linkages: Frameworks and Exemplifications“ taught by the distinguished philosopher, semiotician and cultural psychologist Robert Innis.

The course of lectures and seminars will present the results of reflections on selected semiotic topics arising from an examination of intertwined analytical concepts developed, often without any explicit relation to one another, by C. S. Peirce, John Dewey, Karl Bühler, Michael Polanyi, Ernst Cassirer, and Susanne Langer. Starting from and developing in the sessions the problem of the contrasting relations of lower and upper levels of signification in the semiotic continuum, I will outline the main lines of my researches on (a) the intersections and differences between Peirce’s and Dewey’s pragmatist approaches to language and to ourselves as the ‘language animal’ with special attention to their bearing on the issues of ineffability and the thresholds of sense, (b) the analytical value and continuing semiotic relevance of Bühler’s organon model of language and its relation to Alan Gardiner’s ‘situation’ or ‘field’ theory, (c) the relation between Polanyi’s and Peirce’s approach to the creativity of ‘articulation’ and the perceptual or tacit roots of linguistic meaning, (d) some semiotic and perceptual aspects of our embodiment in technological systems, linking Polanyi, Dewey, and Cassirer, (e) the intertwining of perceptual, semiotic, and hermeneutic dimensions in the experience of art, (f) the relations between a Peircean semiotic aesthetics and the pragmatist, perception based aesthetics of Dewey, and (g) a sketch of some semiotic and existential pathways in self-reflection and thinking about oneself.

Robert Innis is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The past five years he has been Obel Foundation Visiting Professor at the Centre for Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University. He has also been Fulbright Professor at the University of Copenhagen. He has published many articles, monographs, and books on the intersections between philosophy and the human sciences, with special focus on philosophical semiotics, aesthetics, the philosophy of technology, and the philosophy of religion. His books include “Karl Bühler: Semiotic Foundations of Language Theory”, “Semiotics: An Introductory Anthology”, “Consciousness and the Play of Signs”, “Pragmatism and the Forms of Sense”, and “Susanne Langer in Focus: The Symbolic Mind”. His book “Between Philosophy and Cultural Psychology: Analytical Resources at the Thresholds of Sense” will be published by Springer in 2020.

Further information and registration here.

The event is supported by the University of Tartu ASTRA project PER ASPERA (Estonian Graduate School of Culture udies and Arts), and financed by the European Union, European regional Development Fund.

Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 2019 (17-20 August): Semiotic dimensions of spaces & literacies

Official homepage: http://tsss.ut.ee/

Research seminar: “Inter- and transmedial translation analysis: methods and concepts” , March 22, 2019

The movement of texts from one medium to another and their parallel manifestation in various media are phenomena that are well-known to us from our everyday life as well as from history (e.g. the same text as a work of literature, as a film or as a comic strip; the same story told orally or in written form, as pictures or as songs etc.). The research seminar focuses on the possibilities of analysing intermedial and transmedial translation: which conceptual means and which methods are suitable for understanding and explaining inter- and transmedial translation. The working languages of the seminar are Estonian and English.

Program can be downloaded here.

Book of abstracts can be downloaded here.

Call for papers can be downloaded from here.

The seminar is part of the base financed project PHVFI17926 "Transmedial translation history: foundations of transmedial text analysis" supported by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Tartu.

Semiosalong 2018 "Excavations in the Esoteric" 31.10., 14.11.2018

  • Oct. 31: Mehmet Emir Uslu: "When the Hunt Goes Wild: Cynegetic Relationships with Nature" and Sugata Bhattacharya: "Visual Hunting and Gathering"
  • Nov. 14. Israel Chavez: "An Exoteric Image and Its Esoteric Semiotics" and Kyle York "Approaching Buddhism Through Analytic Philosophy"
  • Nov. 29. Òscar Castro: "Hermeticism and the Search for a Semiotics of the Sacred" and Tiit Remm: "The Personal and the Universal in Spatial Models of the Sociocultural World"

Semiotics of hybrid natures: Anthropogenic ecosystems, multimodalities, transformed umwelts, 8–10.11.2018

Official homepage of the conference, including call for papers, book of abstracts and links to videos of all presentations is https://www.flfi.ut.ee/en/semiotics-of-hybrid-natures

Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture, 2-14 July, 2018

Homepage: https://jlsc.ut.ee/

Semiosalong: Order In/From Chaos: Self-Organizing Systems, 19.03.,2.04.2018

  • 19.03.2018 Andres Kurismaa, Israel Chavez
  • 02.04.2018 Peeter Tinits, Oleg Sobcchuk
  • 16.04.2018 Alexander Davies, Mihhail Lotman & Kalevi Kull

Seminar "Multispecies City: diversity, communication, conflicts" 1.-2.12.2017

Tartu Loodusmaja (Lille, 10 Tartu)

Seminar homepage: https://www.flfi.ut.ee/et/semiootika-osakond/seminar-multispecies-city-diversity-communication-conflicts

Urban environments are inhabited not only by humans but by a number of species, including our pets, plants introduced by humans, commensals taking advantage of human resources, and also native species of the given area. Different species are related by manifold of relations: food chains, behavioural co-adaptations, interspecies communication, use of shared environments, and also cultural representations in case of human culture. A lot of this diversity is, however, concealed and the existence of other species in urban environments becomes often noticed only in the case of problematic and conflictive encounters. The unfolding interactions between species also depend heavily on spatial arrangements: urban planning, allocation of resources, migratory routes of birds and mammals and so on.

The diversity of species and their relations in urban environments makes multispecies city also a problematic object to study: it requires interdisciplinary co-operation and broad methodological approach. The aim of the current seminar is to bring together different disciplines working with the non-human species in cities to shed light upon differences as well as overlaps between approaches. This would include both theoretically-oriented approaches of semiotics and environmental history and more practically oriented approaches of urban planning and environmental education; natural science studies of plant and animal species in urban environments as well as humanities’ approaches to human discourses on and representations of other species. It is hoped that the seminar will open up new avenues and possibilities for future interdisciplinary cooperation.

Keynote lecture will be given by Ingvar Svanberg, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Abstract of the event.

Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 2017 - Generalising Gently. August 15-18, 2017

UT Summer University: "Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture" July 3-14.2017

The Ecosemiotics Summer Seminar July 9.-11.2016, Muhu, Tamse

The ecosemiotics summer seminar ‘Ecological impoverishment as a collapse of sense’ takes place from the 9th to the 11th of July on the island of Muhu, in Tamse village. The language of the seminar will be English. Philosopher, biosemiotician and biologist Andreas Weber will be the keynote speaker of the seminar. The seminar will focus on environmental problems, which depart from and result in a shift in human  cognition; the role of various forms of human sense (arts, science, religion) in the preservation of natural diversity; the transformation of the existential condition of humans in connection with environmental change; the loss of perceptual worlds as a consequence of biodiversity loss.

UT Summer University: "Juri Lotman and Semiotics of Culture" 4-15.7.2016

Semiofest Tallinn 2016, 1-4.6.2016

The 8th Annual Lotman Conference at Tallinn University. Coorganized with the Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu, 27-29.05.2016

Tartu Semiotics Summer School 2015 and Nordic Association of Semiotic Studies IX conference "Semiotic (un-)predictability" August 17-20, 2015, in Tartu.

See also homepage: http://tsss.ut.ee/about

15th Ecosemiotics Summer Seminar: Semiotics of anticipation, July 6-8, 2015

Place: Lihula Parish, Paali-Tõnise turismitalu, Estonia

Panel discussion – “Current trends in the world of biosemiotics” (D. Favareau, K. Kull, T. Maran)

Kalevi Kull - "Semiosis and phenomenal present"

Riin Magnus - "The normal and the pathological in ecosystems: A Canguilhemian approach"

Marta Limmert - “Anticipation in human–animal communication: The example of feeding situation”

Timo Maran - "Towards a Typology on Environmental Signs"

Katre Pärn - “A few remarks on the concept of ecosystem in information systems modeling”

Luke Cui - "Anthropophagi"

Donald Favareau (National University of Singapore) - "Creation of the Relevant Next: How Living Systems Capture the Power of the Adjacent Possible through Sign Use"

Kaur Einasto - “Symbol grounding: Biosemiotic aspects”

Silver Rattasepp - "Ontology of others"

Tyler Bennett - "Signs of the natural imaginary"

Tiit Remm - "Spacialization and anticipation"

Paris/Tartu – Barthes/Lotman. Le reve du science nouvelle/Unistus uuest teadusest

Conference "Creative Continuity" is part of the anniversary events of Sign Systems Studies

 

Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu continues the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the world oldest international journal of semiotics - Sign Systems Studies - with the international, bilingual conference "Creative Continuity" taking place in December, 5-6, 2014 in Tartu, Ülikooli 18-232.

Within the framework of the conference the first Juri Lotman Lecture given by Edna Andrews (Duke University, USA) titled "The importance of Lotmanian semiotics to sign theory and the cognitive neurosciences".

Francesco Bellucci "Peirce and Modern Semiotics: Locke, Leibniz and the 'Threshold of Pragmatism"

Jesper Hoffmeyer "Cassirer's challenge: On semiosis and systems"

The anniversary events are supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (Center of Excellence in Cultural Theory CECT).

 

(download the pdf of the programme)

(read the abstract book of the conference)

Lecture series celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Sign Systems Studies"

 

 

The lecture series, called "Loenguid märgisüsteemide alalt" (in English: lectures from the field of sign systems) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the journal "Sign Systems Studies". Mostly lectures are in Estonian, but several foreign guests will come also. 

The lecture series is supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (Center of Excellence CECT).

Igor Pilshchikov will speak on the topic of "The Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics in Transnational Perspective”.  His lecture will take place on the 17th of September, 2014, at 4 pm in Jakobi 2-306.

The lecture will focus on

the evolution of structural and semiotic approaches to languages, literatures and cultures in Estonia, and the role of "Sign Systems Studies";

the continuity and transfer of ideas and organizational forms between Russian formalism, Polish formalism, Czech interwar structuralism and, finally, post-WWII Estonian, Russian, Italian, and French structuralism and semiotics;

the influence of TMS on literary theory and semiotics of culture in Europe and worldwide, and the prospects for its recalibration in the context of contemporary cultural and literary theory. 

Watch the video of the lecture from here.

Carlo Ginzburg peab will speak on the topic "Dialogue as Fight, Dialogue as Challenge”. His lecture will take place on the 24th of September, at 4 pm at Ülikooli 18 - 232.

Abstract. For many years,  I have been trying to develop in many different directions Mikhail Bakhtin's  reflections on the dialogic dimension.  I would like  to  illustrate  this point,  focusing on a few case studies, related to my own research as a historian. 

Watch the video of the lecture from here. 

 

Intensive course "Commercial applications of semiotics"

All the lectures can be viewed at http://www.uttv.ee/otsing#teema=205

Conference "Framing Nature: Signs, Stories, and Ecologies of Meaning", 29.04-3.05.2014

 

For videos made from the lectures please visit the UTTV web page.

 

Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 2013 - Autocommunication in Semiotic Systems 18-23.8.2013


Take a look at the Summer School website at http://tsss.ut.ee/about

Conference "Gatherings in Biosemiotics 2012", 17-22 July,2012

For more information:

Tartu Semiotics Summer School 2011 - Semiotic Modelling 22-26.8.2011

Homepage of the event: http://tsss.ut.ee/about