International Congress


Registration opens HERE on October 1, 2021, and closes on January 15, 2022. To participate in the conference, all attendees must pay the appropriate registration fee. The registration fee includes access to the full conference program, book of abstracts, coffee breaks and lunches, admission to receptions in Tallinn and Tartu, transport Tallinn-Tartu-Tallinn, and excursions.

Early fee until 14 November 2021
Regular participant 70 €
Student 30 €
Accompanying person 40 €
Late fee from 15 November 2021 to 15 January 2022
Regular participant 90 €
Student 40 €
Accompanying person 60 €

If you are not able to travel to Estonia for the conference, we offer the possibility to present your paper online. Online participation in the conference includes access to the virtual conference platform, the possibility to listen to other online presentations, the streaming of the four plenary talks, and the final ceremony of the congress, as well as a virtual cultural program. Online participation does not provide the possibility to listen to presentations given on-site. The conference fee for online and on-site options is the same. That is because the on-site participation is supported by the Enterprise Estonia conference support grant which allows us to cover a significant part of the conference costs for those participants who will be travelling to Estonia. In case you will need to opt for virtual participation, please inform the conference secretary, Dr. Darja Dorving,

If you wish to present online but your presentation is part of a panel taking place on-site, then please discuss this possibility as soon as possible with the chair of your panel. If such an option is acceptable, it will be up to the chair to agree on the hybrid form with the conference secretary. 

Cancellation policy of the International Congress “Juri Lotman’s Semiosphere”:

Registration cancellation requests received in writing before January 15, 2022 will be refunded by 50%. 

No registration cancellation requests will be processed after January 15, 2022.

Registration cancellation requests should be sent by email to

After registration, the Conference Secretariat will send you a confirmation/invoice of your registration via e-mail. Invoices and confirmations for credit card payments will be issued within one week of registration. The registration is considered confirmed and definite after full payment is received.

The congress will take place on 25–26 February at Tallinn University and on 27–28 February at the University of Tartu, Estonia.

For more information please visit our homepage at or contact the conference secretary, Dr. Darja Dorving,

For logistical information (regarding registration, conference fee, accommodation, and travelling), please contact the Tallinn University Conference Centre:

At the conference, it is obligatory for all participants to present a COVID certificate proving vaccination or recovery. The COVID-19 certificate and an identification document of all participants will be checked at the conference registration table. For current regulations in Estonia please see HERE.

The event is supported by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund (through the 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).