Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture: Contemporary Applications

On-site week in Tartu 4 - 15 July 2022

Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture: Contemporary Applications

On-site in Tartu 4 - 15 July 2022

Juri Lotman is a distinguished semiotician, literary scholar, cultural historian, and versatile innovative thinker whose ideas have had an extensive impact on semiotics and humanities in general. Lotman and his fellow members of the Tartu Moscow School of Semiotics founded the semiotics of culture as a study of the semiotic structures and mechanisms that constitute culture as a dynamic semiotic system. This program aims introduce Lotman’s semiotic theory of culture, its theoretical background and context, core concepts and approaches as well as new developments and applications of his theory in current semiotics and cultural sciences. The program offers a deeper understanding of semiotic mechanisms of culture and a set of tools for practical analysis of culture that would afford new insights into contemporary cultural dynamics.

Focus area: Semiotics Coordinating unit at UT

Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics

Study Field: Arts and Humanities Course Leader
Katre Pärn, Junior Lecturer in Semiotics
Format Summer Course Location Tartu
Course dates: On-site in Tartu 4 - 15 July 2022 Apply by:

Closed for year 2022

ECTS: 4 Fee: 700 €
Study group all students on the level of BA and MA Language English

Application period has ended. See you in 2023!

The students will engage in seminars, group-works, and individual assignments under the guidance of our best professors.

Two weeks prior to the start of the programme an information file will be sent to all participants. This file contains the daily schedule and relevant contact information of the programme managers.

Students are responsible for their travel, accommodation and travel insurance (visa arrangements if needed) from their home country to Tartu and back to their home country. It is recommended to visit the Tartu Welcome Centre website and arrival and housing section to find accommodation opportunities.

The University of Tartu will offer 20 tuition waivers (scholarships) altogether for citizens of Ukraine for all summer courses. It will cover the course fee and cultural programme. Accommodation and daily expenses are not included.
The selection process is going to be based on the motivation letter. In order to apply for the scholarship please submit your application to the summer course  and upload a motivation letter (no longer than approx 1 A4 page).

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