[For past NASS conferences, see further down, for the NASS X (2017) conference see here]
RELEVANT CONFERENCES (posted on request):
Aalborg University, Denmark, 30 June – 4 July 2015
Extended abstract deadline: March 15th
Abstracts should be 300-600 words, typed using a standard word processing format (using Times New Roman 12 point font, and setting the page size for A4).
Abstracts should be submitted as single page files to the following address: email@example.com to be received by no later than March 15th 2015 (extended deadline). Please name the abstract file with the author’s (your) surname in capital letters, for instance .
A full-day pre-conference workshop entitled “The Semiotics of Psychophysiology” is planned for June 29Th2015 (more detailed information will be provided in due time).
For early registration and any additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Third and Final Call for Papers
First Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS)
September 25-27, 2014
- Søren Brier, Copenhagen Business School
- Merlin Donald, Queens University
- Brian MacWhinney, Carnegie Mellon University
- Cornelia Müller, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
- Raymond Tallis, University of Manchester
Theme: Establishing Cognitive Semiotics
Over the past two decades or so, a number of researchers from semiotics, linguistics, cognitive science and related fields, from several European and North American research centres, have experienced the need to combine theoretical knowledge and methodological expertise in order to tackle challenging questions concerning the nature of meaning, the role of consciousness, the unique cognitive features of mankind, the interaction of nature and nurture in development, and the interplay of biological and cultural evolution in phylogeny. The International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS) aims at the further establishment of Cognitive Semiotics as the trans-disciplinary study of meaning, combining concepts, theories and methods from the humanities and the social and natural sciences.
We invite the submission of 400 word abstracts (excluding title and references) for either an oral presentation (20 min presentation + 5 minute discussion) or poster (at a dedicated poster session), by uploading to the EasyChair website. The abstracts can be related, though need not be restricted, to the following topics:
- Biological and cultural evolution of human cognitive specificity
- Cognitive linguistics and phenomenology
- Communication across cultural barriers
- Cross-species comparative semiotics
- Evolutionary perspectives on altruism
- Experimental semiotics
- Iconicity in language and other semiotic resources
- Intersubjectivity and mimesis in evolution and development
- Narrativity across different media
- Semantic typology and linguistic relativity
- Semiosis (sense-making) in social interaction
- Semiotic and cognitive development in children
- Sign use and cognition
- Signs, affordances, and other meanings
- Speech and gesture
- The comparative semiotics of iconicity and indexicality
- The evolution of language
- Deadline for submission of theme sessions: 31 Dec 2013(past)
- Deadline for abstract submission (oral presentations, posters): 1 Feb 2014
- Notification of acceptance (oral presentations, posters): 1 April 2014
- Last date for early registration: 1 July 2014
Local organizing committee
- Mats Andrén
- Johan Blomberg
- Anna Redei Cabak
- Sara Lenninger
- Joel Parthemore
- Göran Sonesson
- Jordan Zlatev
PAST NASS CONFERENCES
The Eight Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS) was arranged in Aarhus, Denmark, May 29-31 2013, and was titled Sign evolution on multiple time scales.
The Seventh Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, convened by longtime NASS president Göran Sonesson, was arranged in Lund, Sweden, May 6-8 2011.
For a brief list of NASS conferences further back, see “About NASS“.
Here’s a list of some past semiotic conferences etc. in the Nordic countries (see also report from NASS’ 25 year anniversary symposium in Imatra in June 2012), announced on the NASS webpage (for upcoming conferences, see the latest NASS newsletter):
- Experimental diagrammatology: One-day workshop on experimental studies on diagram development and use (Aarhus, Denmark, May 11 2012). Arranged by Joint Diagrammatical Reasoning
- 27th International Summer School for Semiotic and Structural Studies (Imatra, Finland, June 8-12 2012)
- Biosemiotics and the Study of Culture (Tartu, Estonia, July 16 2012)
- Language and Life (Tartu, Estonia, July 15 2012)
- Gatherings in Biosemiotics 12 (Tartu, Estonia, July 17-22 2012)