Semiotics in the Lifeworld

15th World Congress of Semiotics / IASS-AIS

August 30 – September 3, 2022, Thessaloniki, Greece

Semiotics in the Lifeworld

The 15th World Congress of Semiotics aims to foreground semiotics as the socially engaged, critical investigation of the sign- and meaning-making processes forming the core of human worldmaking. Semiotic investigation is grounded in the historical lifeworld, in concrete timescapes and semioscapes, in the dense and dynamic weave of semiotic practices that structure human experience and communicative (inter)action by constantly (re)articulating the perceptual and the conceptual, the discursive and the performative, the ethical and the aesthetic, the ideological and the figurative, the material and the immaterial, the human and the non-human, the natural and the man-made.


The Hellenic Semiotics Society

The Laboratory of Semiotics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia

Culture – Borders – Gender Lab, University of Macedonia

We strongly oppose the invasion and occupation of a sovereign European state like Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation, which is against international law. We declare our solidarity with the Ukrainian people and our Ukrainian colleagues from universities and scientific organizations. For democracy and academic freedom! Never again war in Europe!

Open Letter from Russian Scientists and Science Journalists against the War with Ukraine

Read the letter!

This letter and access to the list of signatories seems now to have been blocked by the Russian authorities.


(Note that more keynote speakers will be added)

A modern venue

The University of Macedonia is a modern public Institute of Higher Education that stands out for the quality, freedom, democracy, meritocracy and personal development it offers to its students, faculty and administrative staff. The University has recently added a main auditorium where it also hosts major cultural events.

In the heart of a vibrant urban centre

Thessaloniki is the most important administrative, cultural, and business centre in northern Greece. A midsize city situated on the Thermaic Gulf, near the Aegean Sea, an hour’s drive from both Mt.Olympus and beautiful beaches, and a short flight from the capitals of several Balkan and Mediterranean countries.

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