On-site in Tartu 31 July - 10 August 2023
In the year 2022, Juri Lotman would have turned 100 years old, and on this occasion, many conferences, exhibitions, publications, courses, and so forth, were dedicated to him. Lotman was known as a leader (if not the leader) of the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School (TMSS), one of the co-founders of the semiotics of culture, and, as an individual thinker, the creator and developer of the semiosphere concept. Part of this course is dedicated to differentiating these three aspects of Lotman’s life story.
The relevance of this course lies in the celebration of Lotman’s centenary and the subsequent demonstration of how his ideas have continued to remain vital, even after his passing. The aim of this course in general is to give a basic introduction to Lotman, and then describe how Lotmanian ideas have found contemporary application.
|Focus area:||Semiotics||Coordinating unit at UT||
Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
|Study Field:||Arts and Humanities||Course Leader||
Erik Kõvamees, University of Tartu
|Format||Summer Course||Location||Tartu, Estonia|
|Course dates:||31 July - 10 August||Apply by:||
30 April 2023
|Study group||all students on the level of BA and MA, PhD||Language||English|
Approximate schedule of the course
PS: Only complete applications including all annexes submitted by the deadline will be considered for selection.
Applications are evaluated based on
Motivation letter (up to 1.5 pages) that demonstrates the applicant’s motivation to participate his/her expectations about the programme, how participation in the summer programme relates to his/her studies and interests, and how the applicant plans to use the gained experience and knowledge in the future.
The participants of the course will:
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.