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Hermetic Institute of Studies, Research, Training and Personal Development - Romania
is presenting the

“On the symbolism of Kabbala- from Adam Kadmon to Jesus Christ – DNA Activation Human of the future

Under the auspices of
The International Association for Semiotic Studies
The International Communicology Institute

We are honoured to invite you to participate in
the 3rd Romanian Association of Semiotic Studies (ROASS) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Diversities, Differences, Divides

which will be held in
4-7 November 2010

(the Romanian Association of Semiotic Studies)

Faculty of Philosophy and Social Political Sciences
Communication Sciences Department
“Al.I.Cuza” University of Iaşi, Romania

(Textual exploration and language action research centre)
“Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău, Romania


The Hungarian Association for Semiotic Studies, Hungary
Philological School of Higher Education in Wrocław, Poland
(Department of Linguistic Semiotics and Communicology)
Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies

Semiotics’ creativity:
unifying diversities, differences, divides

We, as human beings living in a postmodern age dominated by paradigms such as web, net, fast, variety, multiplicity, multiculturality, globalisation, change, are aware that we are not only sign-using individuals but also dynamic sign-makers. Our ability of developing a “semiotic sphere” allows and leads us to perceive the hidden knots relating and unifying phenomena in nature and culture despite diversities, differences and divides.

If difference is “of two kinds as opposed either to identity or resemblance” – according to David Hume –, mainly denoting the quality or condition of being not the same; if diversity is the condition/form or structure of being different as the result of a process of becoming diversified; if divide sets a boundary between systems, interests, opinions within the process of creating varieties in the world of signs, then it is from the multiplicity of these three ds (diversities, differences, divides) that there arises something like the consciousness of the unifying role played by signs, a role which “has endured” through all the fast changes of life experiences and through the changing dimensions of the world. The circumscribing of the three ds within semiotics’ unifying power of creativity reveals the gradual transformation of the horizontality (two-dimensional) of signification into a multiple-layered verticality (constructed on the three-dimensionality of the sign) of an identity signifying act. Such a change makes visible not only the symbolic action of bringing signs into existence/being, but also the web of relations establishing themselves both temporally and spatially (in a palimpsestic way), as far as unifying presupposes an action of discovering, of identifying and of communicating the existence of multiplicity into O/one coherent whole. Thus, communication does no longer mean an encoding-decoding process of interpersonal messages only; it builds and bridges up a complex process of conveying thoughts, of manipulating opinions, of negotiating feelings etc. between different “(semiotic) animals” belonging to various worlds, to (other possible) spaces and times, all of them conceived in terms of imagining, innovating and creating at multiple transmodern levels.
A. Participants are kindly asked to submit papers for one of the following areas of interest:

I. Semiotics' creativity: a transdisciplinary bridge between nature and culture
1.The creative language of science and technology
2. The resonant forms of arts
3. The creative power of the W/word(s) in the process of communication
4. Towards the unity of religion and philosophy, science(s) and art(s)

II. Creative values of a unifying world, or the “unity within the diversity” of worlds:1. Spiritual and material worlds
2. The worlds of imagination and reason
3. Virtual and real worlds
4. (Re)creating worlds in a “semiotic sphere”

III. Local and global worlds in and out of crisis
1. “World wide world” and “small worlds”
2. The outside and the inside worlds
3. The world of the written, the oral, the pictorial message
4. Unveiling new ways of harmonizing worlds

IV. The communicology net: towards an integrated language
1. Bridging up (old and new) worlds through games/ advertising / travelling / marketing
2. Diversity of styles of communication
3. Cultures in dialogue: the “open worlds” of the “zoon semeiotikon”
4. Communicating beyond polyphonic discourses

B. Participants are kindly invited to propose workshop/or round table topics of scholarly interest and poster sessions.

 The conference programme includes:

4th of November: registration of participants
official conference opening
plenary session
welcoming dinner

5th of November: plenary sessions
thematic sessions + workshop(s)round table(s)
poster session + inventics exhibition
social events

6th of November: plenary sessions
thematic sessions + workshop(s)round table(s)
poster session
the general assembly of ROASS members
reception dinner
7th of November: trip to Bucovina
departure of conferees

The participation fee is:
140 € for foreign participants who are not ROASS members;
120 € for Romanian participants who are not ROASS members;
80 € for regular ROASS members;
The fee includes publication of the volume, conference materials, coffee breaks, a tour of Iaşi, the welcoming and reception dinners, 2 lunches and 1 dinner during the conference;
The fee will be paid before October, 10. The organizers will provide detailed information regarding the bank accounts in the Second Call for Papers.

Registration of the papers and the proposals for the workshop/round table topics and the poster session should be sent before 30th of June 2010.

The registration form (in the attachment) will be sent to the following e-mail address:

The time allotted for the plenary papers is 45 – 50 minutes (each) and for the papers in thematic sections is 20 minutes (each).

The papers may be delivered in Romanian, English or French.

All contributions accepted for presentation are eligible for publication in a peer reviewed volume.

For accommodation details please check the sites of the following hotels in Iaşi:

Akademos Hotel : http://www.hotel-akademos/ tel. +40 232 210340 (Sos. Păcurari, 6)
Gaudeamus Hotel: http://www.hotel-gaudeamus/ tel. +40 232 201700 (Str. Codrescu, 1)
Moldova Hotel
Traian Hotel
Unirea Hotel

All the information is available at

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