About Tartu Semiotics Summer School

Tartu Summer School of Semiotics is a series of gatherings that brings together representatives of semiotics and related disciplines with the aim to provide an environment to converse about core issues in semiotics that are of disciplinary as well as transdisciplinary relevance. It revives the tradition of Kääriku Summer Schools of Semiotics held by Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics. As its forerunner, the Tartu Summer School of Semiotics is a gathering that aspires to promote dialogue between scholars and synthesis between approaches.

PREVIOUS SUMMER SCHOOLS

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TSSS 2017: Generalising Gently

Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 2017 took place August 15-18 2017 in Tartu. The topic of TSSS 2017 was “Generalising Gently”, which addressed the central and problematic nature of generalisations in semiotic and semiosic processes. 

TSSS 2017 Book of Abstracts

Photos from TSSS 2017 are available here.

Philosophicum

TSSS 2015: Semiotic (Un)predictability

Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 2015 took place in Tartu, August 17-20, 2015. The TSSS 2015 was also hosting the IX Conference of Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies and included extended school for BA and MA students interested in the semiotic (un)predictability.

Kääriku

TSSS 2013: Autocommunication in Semiotic Systems

Dedicated to 40th anniversary of the Thesis on the Semiotic Study of Cultures. A five-day event that took place from August 18 to 23, 2013 in a Kääriku Sports and Leisure Centre in South-Estonia.

Palmse manor

TSSS 2011: Semiotic Modelling

A five-day event that took place from August 22 to 26, 2011 at the secluded Palmse manor in North Estonia.

Call for papers, presenters, and abstracts can be found here.

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