EVENTS

Juri Lotman’s 100th anniversary will be celebrated both in Estonia and many other countries all over the world with conferences, seminars, exhibitions, publications and many other activities related to Lotman’s legacy. On this page you will find an overview of the schedule of the anniversary and planned events.

In case you are an organizer of an undertaking related to Lotman’s 100th anniversary which is currently not included in this schedule, please do contact us at merit.rickberg@jurilotman.ee.


Lecture series „Juri Lotman today: Multidisciplinary perspectives“

September – December 2021

Location: Tallinn University, Estonia

Organizers: Tallinn University 

Contact: Merit Rickberg, merit.rickberg@tlu.ee and Daniele Monticelli, daniele.monticelli@tlu.ee

Languages: Estonian

Links: Lecture series YouTube playlist 


UT Orienteering Month

October 2021

Location: Tartu 

Organizers: University of Tartu, Estonia 

Contact: Sirli Urbas, sirli.urbas@ut.ee 

Languages: Estonian, English and Russian Links: Information about the route 


Memorial Evening of Juri Lotman

28th of October, 2021

Location: Tallinn University, Estonia

Organizers: Juri Lotman Semiotics Repository at Tallinn University

Contact: Merit Rickberg, merit.rickberg@tlu.ee 

Languages: Russian

Links: Facebook, Tallinn University Homepage


Juri Lotman’s centenary in UNESCO anniversaries programme

1st of January – 31 of December 2022

Organizers: Estonian National Commission for UNESCO and Estonian Semiotics Association

Contact: Margit Siim, Margit.Siim@unesco.ee and Merit Rickberg, merit.rickberg@tlu.ee 

Links: Unesco Anniversaries


Exhibition “Juri Lotman 100”

27. January – 31. March 2022

Location: Tartu, Estonian National Museum

Organizers: Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, Estonian Semiotics Association, Juri Lotman’s family, Juri Lotman Semiotics Repository at Tallinn University

Content Curators: Katrin Sipelgas and Jaak Kilmi

Contact: Katrin Sipelgas, katrin@meeter.eu 

Languages: Estonian, Russian, English


International congress “Juri Lotman’s Semiosphere” 

25. February – 28. February 2022

Location: Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia.

Organizers: Estonian Semiotics Association, Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Tartu, School of Humanities of the University of Tallinn and Juri Lotman Semiotics Repository.

Contact: secretary of the congress Darja Dorving, darja.dorving@jurilotman.ee.

Languages: English and Russian

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Juri Lotman’s 100th anniversary. Public ceremony at University of Tartu

28. February 2022

Location: University of Tartu, Estonia.


Publication of The Companion to Juri Lotman

February 2022

Location: London, United Kingdom.

Organizers: Bloomsbury Publishing, University of Tallinn, University of Tartu.

Contact: Marek Tamm, marek.tamm@tlu.ee ja Peeter Torop, peeter.torop@ut.ee 

Languages: English 

Links: : Bloomsbury Publishing webpage


Opening of the online platform “Digital Lotman”

February 2022

Location: online

Organizers: Estonian Semiotics Association, Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, Juri Lotman Semiotics Repository.  

Contact: Katre Pärn, katre.parn@ut.ee 

Languages: Estonian, English, Russian

Links: jurilotman.ee


Special Issue of the journal Lexia. Rivista Internazionale di Semiotica „Re-thinking Juri Lotman in the Twenty-First Century“

February 2022

Editors: Laura Gherlone (Catholic University of Argentina), Remo Gramigna (University of Turin), Massimo Leone (University of Turin, Shanghai University)

Contact: lauragherlone@uca.edu.ar; remo.gramigna@unito.it; massimo.leone@unito.it

Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

Links: CFP


Special Issue of the journal Akadeemia dedicated to Juri Lotman

 February 2022

Location: Estonia

Organizers: Journal Akadeemia

Contact: Toomas Kiho, toomas.kiho@akad.ee

Languages: Estonian

Links: Academia homepage


Publication “К 100-летию Ю.М. Лотмана” in international series Acta Slavica Estonica

February 2022

Location: Tartu 

Organizers: Chair of Russian Philology at the University of Tartu and University of Tartu Press

Contact: Ljubov Kisseljova, ljubov.kisseljova@ut.ee

Languages: Russian

Links: Acta Slavica Estonica homepage


Exhibition „Juri Lotman – Professor of Tartu University“

February 2022

Location: University of Tartu Library

Organizers: University of Tartu Library and Department of Slavic Studies

Contact: Ljubov Kisseljova, ljubov.kisseljova@ut.ee ja Tatjana Šahhovskaja, tatjana.sahhovskaja@ut.ee

Languages: Estonian, Russian and English


Exhibition „Juri Lotman: Life as creation“

February 2022

Location: Tallinn University 

Organizers: Juri Lotman Semiotics Repository at Tallinn University

Contact: Tatjana Kuzovkina, tatjana.kuzovkina@tlu.ee and Darja Dorving, darja.dorving@tlu.ee 

Languages: Estonian, Russian and English


Publication of J. Lotman’s collection of works „Le Muse fanno il girotondo“

February 2022

Location: Italy

Organizers: Bompiani publishing house and Silvia Burini 

Contact: Silvia Burini, siburini@unive.it

Languages: Italian

Links: Bompiani homepage


Online special course on Juri Lotman on Arzamas Academy

February 2022

Location: online

Organizers: Arzamas Academy and Tallinn University

Contact: Mihhail Trunin, mikhailtrunin@gmail.com and Merit Rickberg, merit.rickberg@tlu.ee

Languages: Russian 

Links: Arzamas Academy homepage


International seminar dedicated to Juri Lotman’s works on art

April 2022

Location: Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Organizers: The Centre for Studies in Russian Art in Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Contact: Silvia Burini, siburini@unive.it 

Languages: Italian

Links: The Centre for Studies in Russian Art homepage


Archive Lessons „Juri Lotman 100“ for schools

April-May 2022

Location: Tallinn University or online

Organizers: Juri Lotman Semiotics Repository at Tallinn University 

Contact: Merit Rickberg, merit.rickberg@tlu.ee

Languages: Estonian, Russian and English

Links: Juri Lotman Semiotics Repository homepage


Travelling exhibition „Juri Lotman 100“ (St. Petersburg)

April 2022

Location: Saint Petersburg State University Library, Russia

Organizers: Estonian Institute, Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, Estonian Semiotics Association, Juri Lotman’s family, Juri Lotman Semiotics Repository at Tallinn University. 

Content Curators: Katrin Sipelgas and Jaak Kilmi

Contact: Karin Pastak, karin.pastak@estinst.ee 

Languages: Russian and English


Travelling exhibition „Juri Lotman 100“ (Moscow)

May 2022

Location: Alexander Solzhenitsyn House of Russia Abroad in Moscow, Russia

Organizers: Estonian Institute, Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, Estonian Semiotics Association, Juri Lotman’s family, Juri Lotman Semiotics Repository at Tallinn University. 

Content Curators: Katrin Sipelgas and Jaak Kilmi

Contact: Karin Pastak, karin.pastak@estinst.ee 

Languages: Russian and English


International competition exhibition “Isikupära/Individuality ’22, theme: Juri Lotman”

May – June 2022

Location: Haapsalu Cultural Centre 

Organizers: Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival (HGDF)

Contact: Marko Kekishev, marko@siirup.eu 

Languages: Estonian, English


Travelling exhibition „Juri Lotman 100“ (Thessaloniki)

August-September 2022

Location: Thessaloniki, Greece 

Organizers: Estonian Institute, Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, Estonian Semiotics Association, Juri Lotman’s family, Juri Lotman Semiotics Repository at Tallinn University. 

Content Curators: Katrin Sipelgas and Jaak Kilmi

Contact: Karin Pastak, karin.pastak@estinst.ee 

Languages: English


Celebrations of Juri Lotman’s 100th anniversary at the 15th WORLD CONGRESS OF SEMIOTICS

August 30 – September 3, 2022

Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Organizers: International Association for Semiotic Studies, Hellenic Semiotics Society, Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu.

Contact: Andreas Ventsel, andreas.ventsel@ut.ee 

Languages: English 

Links: Homepage of the Congress


Special issue of Social Semiotics journal „Sociosemiotic Critique. A Lotmanian Perspective“

October 2022

Editors: Anna Maria Lorusso (University of Bologna), annamaria.lorusso@unibo.it  and Franciscu Sedda (University of Cagliari), franciscu.sedda@gmail.com 

Languages: English

Links: Social Semiotics page


International Seminar „Semiotics of Unpredictability“

October 26–28, 2022

Location: University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and online

Organizers: School of Communications and Arts, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Contact: Irene Machado, irenear@usp.br 

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Links: Homepage of the seminar


Travelling exhibition „Juri Lotman 100“ (Paris)

October 2022

Location: Paris, France 

Organizers: Estonian Institute, Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, Estonian Semiotics Association, Juri Lotman’s family, Juri Lotman Semiotics Repository at Tallinn University. 

Content Curators: Katrin Sipelgas and Jaak Kilmi

Contact: Karin Pastak, karin.pastak@estinst.ee 

Languages: French and English