Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 2023: “Coming Soon”


Department of semiotics, University of Tartu invites scholars interested in topics related to the future to take part in the Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 2023: “Coming Soon” which will be held on August 24–27, 2023 in Tartu. We welcome proposals for presentations by March 20, 2023 to semiotics@ut.ee.

What – and how – do we know and acquire knowledge about the future? What is the link between the past, present, and future? Furthermore, what does the capacity of future-making depend on? The aforementioned are some of the guiding questions through which we aim to shed light on and better comprehend the processes of creation, circulation, and choices of models of the future.

The topics to explore include, but are not limited to: 

  • ways and means of modelling futures in culture, society and nature
  • human and non-human agency in future-making
  • future consciousness – the capacity to understand, anticipate and prepare for the future, particularly in times of uncertainty
  • speculative futures and speculative approaches to the future
  • umwelt change and future umwelts
  • futures of human-environment relations
  • futures of semiotics and humanities

Please find the CFP on our homepage: http://tsss.ut.ee.

TSSS in Facebook: www.facebook.com/TartuSemioticsSummerSchool.

TSSS 2023 is organised by the Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu in cooperation with Estonian Association of Semiotics.