Our shared endeavor has led to a new beginning. Let it be a plentiful and rewarding one for all parties.
Organized by 21 individuals—coming from Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Venezuela—affiliated with 12 institutions headquartered or first laid out in Brazil, Denmark, France, Iran, Portugal, Russia, the Switzerland, and the United States of America—either of charity, research or higher education, of public trust or private ownership, either of regional or international profile—, the making of the IO2S Deely brought together more than 100 personalities.
As an international scholarly community of semioticians, we come literally from all over the planet: Albania, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czechia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
The persons involved in the IO2S provided the world with over 60 brilliant lectures, commentaries and discussions, backed up organizational efforts, and chaired our semiotic encounters. While not having intended to become an ordinary member of the Organizing Committee, the consensus of opinion favored our chairman William Passarini’s resolve to award the title of honorary organizer to Dr. Nacho Sigal, for his year-round outstanding service to the IO2S Deely in his capacity as vice-secretary general of the International Association for Semiotic Studies.
Over the next few weeks, we will update the site at the level of “Further Readings”, both including those we have already received as well as those that are yet to be sent to us. However, from the point of view of architecture, the site is already up and running, and it can be shared via the links listed here:
Historical Module: http://uc.pt/fluc/uidief/act/io2s/auditorium/historical-module
Systematic Module: https://www.uc.pt/fluc/uidief/act/io2s/auditorium/systematic-module
The Organizing Committee heartily thanks all the individuals and organizations that took part in this initiative.
This collaborative international open scientific initiative and celebration is jointly organized by the Institute for Philosophical Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, the Lyceum Institute, the Deely Project, Saint Vincent College, the Iranian Society for Phenomenology at the Iranian Political Science Association, the International Association for Semiotics of Space and Time, the Institute for Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Semiotic Society of America, the American Maritain Association, the International Association for Semiotic Studies, the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies, the International Center for Semiotics and Intercultural Dialogue, Moscow State Academic University for the Humanities and the Mansarda Acesa with the support of the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Government of Portugal under the UID/FIL/00010/2020 project.