INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEMIOTIC STUDIES,
Pan European Culture Heritage in the Global World
to be held in Imatra, Finland, June 5 - 9, 2009
We are pleased to announce the research seminars and International Summer School for Semiotic Studies. The seminars 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 School and ISI, is Professor Eero Tarasti.
Dates and Locations of the Seminars:
June 5 - 9, 2009, Hotel Valtionhotelli, an art nouveau castle in Imatra, Eastern Finland (near the border of Russia and well-known for its historical, natural, and cultural attractions)
Symposiums (by topic):
1) Pan European Culture Heritage in the Global World
Roundtable by Representatives from 31 Programs of Semiotics in Various European Universities
Director: Eero Tarasti (Helsinki); Co-director: Kristian Bankov (Sofia)
Semiotics Now 1, New Models and Applications
Semiotics Now 2, Dialogue and Narrativity in Psychosemiotics
Director: Zdzislaw Wasik (Poznan) Invited speakers: ), Brady Wagoner (Cambridge),
Ilya Utekhin (St. Petersburg)
3) Philosophies of Performance
Seminar by Participants of Research Project of Finnish Academy of Sciences and Open also to other Scholars in the Field Keynote Speaker: Roger Parent (Alberta),Other Invited Speakes:, Solomon Marcus (Bucharest), Maria Pia Pozzato, Ilya Utekhin (St. Petersburg), Brady Wagoner (Cambridge)
4) Marcel Proust - l'interprète des signes/the interpreter of signs
International Symposium under the auspices of the Finnish and Swedish Proust Societies
6 ) Actual and Virtual Cities (intertextuality and intermediality)/
Cités réelles et cités virtuelles (intertextualité et intermédialité), June 8-9, 2009
Directors: Asunción López-Varela (Madrid) and Mariana Neţ (Bucharest)
7)Transferring Cultural Heritage: 5th International Imatra Symposium on Semiotics and Translation , June 6-7, 2009
Directors: Pirjo Kukkonen (Helsinki) and Ritva Hartama-Heinonen (Helsinki)
Each seminar consists of papers presented by both invited lecturers and participants. The aim of the summer school is to offer the participants both up-to-date research and an opportunity to discuss thoroughly their projects with leading specialists in the various fields.
Duration of papers: 30 min. The working languages of the seminars and congresses are English, French, and German
Categories of Participation and Conditions of Admission:
There are two categories of participation:
1) Active: the participant will present a paper.
2) Passive: the participant will audit the summer school without presenting a paper.
An active participant must send a short curriculum vitae and a one-page abstract of his/her paper together with the registration form to the address given at the bottom of this letter. These materials should reach the organizers no later than March 31, 2009. The abstracts will be published as a booklet for the congresses, and should be sent both as a word-processing file (email attachment or saved to diskette) and in hard copy to the address given at the bottom of this letter.
A passive participant must send the registration form by April 30, 2009.
Participation Fee: 200 EUR (The fee covers lunch and two coffees a day from June 6–9 and an elegant evening reception and buffet on June 6th.)
Payment of fees must be made before April 30 by bank transfer to the ISI bank account with Sampo Bank. The international account number is IBAN FI8780001802071697 and the BIC/SWIFT code DABAFIHH; Sampo bank, Unioninkatu 22, 00075 Sampo Pankki, Helsinki Finland
Accommodation Imatran Valtionhotelli:
68 €/ person/ day/ in a double room, Castle Hotel
63 € / person/ day/ in double room in a congress hotel
96 € / person/ day/ in a single room, Congress hotel
106 € / person/ day in a single room, Castle hotel
Accommodation will be reserved from Valtionhotelli before 30.4.09 by name Summer School
tel + 358 5 625 2000 or email: valtionhotelli.rantasipi[at]restel.fi
Accommodation in Summer hostels:
SUMMER HOSTEL IMATRA, Rastaankatu 3
40 € / person/ day/ in a single room
30 € / person/ day/ in a double room
Reservations: Riitta Niskanen tel. +358 40 511 58 91, riitta.niskanen [at] windowslive.com
SUMMER HOSTEL MANSIKKALA, Pilvikuja 2B
38 € / person/ day/ in a single room
27,50 € / person/ day/ in a double room
Reservations + 358 44 797 54 52, hostel.mansikkala [at] topjopi.fi
For further information and / or to register, please contact:
International Semiotics Institute, Virastokatu 1, 55100 Imatra, Finland
tel. +358-20 617 6700, fax +358-20 617 6696
e-mail: Maija.Rossi[at]isisemiotics.fi , Anna.Mennola[at]isisemiotics.fi,
You are also encouraged to visit the ISI Internet website (address given above) for the most up-to-date information as it becomes available.