International Congress “Juri Lotman’s Semiosphere”


February 25–28 at Tallinn University and the University of Tartu, Estonia.

2022 marks the centenary of the birth of Juri Lotman (28 February 1922), renowned Russian-Estonian semiotician, literary scholar and cultural historian. To celebrate this anniversary and commemorate his distinguished contribution to humanities and beyond, the University of Tartu, Tallinn University, Juri Lotman’s Semiotics Repository and the Estonian Association of Semiotics will be hosting an International Congress “Juri Lotman’s Semiosphere”.

Confirmed plenary speakers are Aleida Assmann (University of Konstanz, Germany) and Jan Assmann (Heidelberg University, Germany), Mieke Bal (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, Netherlands), Sergey Nekludov (Russian State University for the Humanities), Yuri Tsivian (The University of Chicago, USA), and Boris Uspenskij (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia).

Congress’ homepage

Congress secretary:

Darja Dorving

Organisers and supporters:

The event is supported by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund (through Enterprise Estonia conference support grant).

The event is organized in cooperation with the Tallinn University Centre of Excellence in Intercultural Studies and it is supported by the (European Union) European Regional Development Fund (Tallinn University’s ASTRA project, TU TEE activity A7).