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  1. Maija Rossi, Semiotics and Structural Studies, Imatra, Finland

Message 1: Semiotics and Structural Studies, Imatra, Finland

Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 10:19:04 +0200
From: Maija Rossi <>
Subject: Semiotics and Structural Studies, Imatra, Finland

to be held in Imatra, Finland, June 8-13, 2003


This is the announcement for the annual research seminars and
International Summer Institute for Semiotic and Structural
Studies. The meetings will be organized by the International Semiotics
Institute (ISI) at Imatra and open to any semiotician interested in
the topics given below. The Director of the Summer Institute and ISI
is Professor Eero Tarasti, University of Helsinki.

Dates and Place of the Seminar:
June 8-13, 2003, Hotel Valtionhotelli, an art nouveau castle in
Imatra, Eastern Finland (near the border of Russia and well-known
for its tourist attractions).

1) The Sebeok Century - A Hommage to the Life and Work of Thomas A. Sebeok
1920-2001, June 8 - 13
Directors and Invited Lecturers: John Deely (Houston), Kalevi Kull (Tartu),
Susan Petrilli (Bari), Augusto Ponzio (Bari), Jean Umiker-Sebeok
(Bloomington), Vilmos Voigt (Budapest)

a) Workshop on the Semiotics of Nature, June 8-13
Moderator: Kalevi Kull (Tartu)

2) Identity and Locality in the World on Communication, June 8 - 13
Director: Eero Tarasti (Helsinki), Invited lecturers: Kristian Bankov
(Sofia), Lucrezia Escudero Chauvel (Lille), Paul Cobley (London), Pirjo
Kukkonen (Helsinki/Kouvola), Alexandros Lagopoulos (Thessaloniki), Bernard
Lamizet (Lyon), Solomon Marcus (Bucharest), Susan Petrilli
(Bari), Augusto Ponzio (Bari), Maria Popova (Sofia), Anti Randviir
(Tartu), Peter Stockinger (Paris), Ilya Utekhin (St. Petersburg), Harri
Veivo (Helsinki/Kouvola)

a) Workshop on Ethnosemiotics, June 8 - 13
Moderators: Mihaly Hoppal (Budapest), Vilmos Voigt (Budapest)

3) Song and Significance - Interlingual and Intersemiotic Translation
Session, June 7 - 10
Directors: Dinda L. Gorlee (The Hague, Helsinki/Kouvola) and Pirjo Kukkonen

4) Narrativity Across Media, June 8 - 13
Directors: Marie-Laure Ryan (Fort Collins, Colorado), Louis Panier (Lyon)

5) Peirce�s Semiotics, June 11 - 13
Directors: John Deely (Houston), Dinda L. Gorlee (The Hague,
Helsinki/Kouvola), Mats Bergman (Helsinki) and Sami Paavola (Helsinki)

6) 22 nd Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of Finland; June 7 -8 
(in Finnish)
Director: Eero Tarasti (Helsinki)

Each seminar consists of lectures given by the invited lecturers and
papers given by the participants. The aim of the summer school is to
offer the participants both up-to-date research information and an
opportunity to discuss thoroughly their projects with leading
specialists in the various fields.

Those who present a paper will have 30 min at their disposal. The
working languages of the seminars and congresses are English, French
and German.

Preliminary program:

We recommend all participants arrive in Finland on June 7th because
flight tickets are much cheaper when you stay over for a Saturday
night in Finland.

June 8 Opening of the International Summer Institute for Semiotic and
Structural Studies, Garden Party

June 9-13 9.00-12.30 Workshop lectures and papers
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Workshop lectures and papers
17.00 Plenary lecture

Conditions of Admission:
There are two categories of attendance:
1) Active: the participant will present a paper
2) Passive: the participant will follow the summer school without
presenting a paper

An active participant must send a short curriculum vitae and a 2-3
page abstract of his/her paper together with the registration
form. These materials should reach the organizers no later than March
31, 2003. Abstracts will be published in a book of abstracts , should
be sent both as an email attachment (or saved to diskette) and in hard

Participation fee for the entire Summer Institute:
If received by April 30, 2003 EUR 100, Students EUR 50, Members EUR 80
If received after May 1, 2003 EUR 115, Students EUR 80, Members EUR 90
The fee covers the costs of course materials and the evening reception on
June 8

The payment must be made before April 30th by bank transfer to the ISI
bank account with Sampo bank account number PSPBFIHH (Bank
Identifier Code) FI8780001802071697 (International Bank Account
Number). Bank account number in Finland Sampo 800018-2071697.

Social program:
Social activities will include various cultural events such as art
exhibitions, concerts, plays, film sessions and excursions.

For further information, contact: Maija Rossi (Secretary), International
Semiotics Institute, Imatra Cultural Centre, Virastokatu 1, 55100 Imatra,
tel. 358-5-681 6639
fax +358-5-681 6610
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