Welcome to the homepage of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies!

NASS IX will take place in Tartu, Estonia August 17-20th 2015. This conference is convened by Tiit Remm and has the theme “Semiotic (un-)predictability”. The call for papers is archived here (abstract deadline was March 2nd).

The Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS) was founded in 1987 during a meeting in Imatra, Finland, and has as of today arranged eight international conferences. The Eighth Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, with the theme “Sign Evolution on Multiple Time Scales“, was convened by Kristian Tylén and took place at the Center for Semiotics, University of Aarhus, in Denmark, May 29th – 31st, 2013.

After a period of hibernation we refounded NASS as an organization. The board of 2011-2013 approved a new constitution, which was consequently treated at the General Meeting of NASS in Aarhus in May 2013. We have also launched a regular newsletter – seven issues have appeared so far (the latest being the Autumn 2015 issue). On June 9th 2012 a 25 year anniversary symposium was arranged in Imatra, Finland, as part of the 27 International Summer School for Semiotic and Structural Studies. The theme of the symposium was Nordic Semiotic Paradigms – NASS 25 years: Where do Cognitive, Bio- and Existential Semiotics Meet?

 

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Conference pictures (Lund 2011) by Michael Ranta.