International Summer School for Semiotic and Structural Studies

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEMIOTIC AND STRUCTURAL STUDIESSUMMER SCHOOLS AND FESTIVAL: 25 YEARS SEMIOTICS IN IMATRAto be held in Imatra, Finland, June 11 15, 2010We are pleased to announce the research seminars and International Summer School for Semiotic and Structural 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 11 — 15, 2010, 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) The 29th Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of Finland (open also for international scholars): Gesture, genre, gender2) International Symposium on ‘Richard Wagner and his Symbols’ (together with the Finnish Wagner Society)3) Semiotics and mathematics, with the special theme ‘Peirce, the Mathematician’, June 12 134) Meeting of the project planning the Pan-European Doctoral Program in Semiotics (funded by the EU, management by Finnbarents at the University of Lapland)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 GermanPreliminary program:June 11 Registration and opening celebration of the International Summer School of Semiotic StudiesJune 12 -15 09.00-18.00 Seminar lectures and papers, 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 April 15, 2010. 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, 2010.Participation Fee: 200 EUR (The fee covers lunch and two coffees a day from June 12-15 and an elegant evening reception and buffet on June 11th.)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 pankkiAccommodation 65 / person/ day/ in a double room, Castle hotelImatran Valtionhotelli: 60 / person/ day/ in double room in Spa hotel91 / person/ day/ in a single room, Spa hotel101 / person/ day in a single room, Castle hotelAccommodation will be reserved from Valtionhotelli before 10.5.10 by name Summer Schooltel + 358 5 625 2000 or email: For further information and / or to register, please contact:International Semiotics Institute, Virastokatu 1, 55100 Imatra, Finlandtel. +358-20 617 6639, fax +358-20 617 6696E-Mail:

You are also encouraged to visit the ISI Internet website (address given above) for the most up-to-date information as it becomes available.Maija RossiDirector of AdministrationInternational Semiotics Institute at ImatraCultural Centre, FIN — 55100 IMATRAtel + 358 (0)20 617 6639, fax + 358 (0)20 617 6696email: