The Semiotics of Religion in the Digital Era (December 2)

Stand ready… and you will find out why religion has its share of semiotics even when life reveals the gelid traits of a faceless reality.

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IO2S ⚘ The Semiotics of Religion in the Digital Era

December 2, 2022 / 6pm (CET), 5pm (UTC)

Lecturer: Massimo Leone

Commentator: Leif Weatherby

Chair: Elma Berisha

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Massimo Leone is Tenured Full Professor (“Professore Ordinario”) of Philosophy of Communication, Cultural Semiotics, and Visual Semiotics at the Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences, University of Turin, Italy, and part-time Professor of Semiotics in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Shanghai University, China. He has been visiting professor at several universities in the five continents. He has single-authored fifteen books, edited more than fifty collective volumes, and published more than five hundred articles in semiotics, religious studies, and visual studies. He is the winner of a 2018 ERC Consolidator Grant, the most prestigious research grant in Europe. He is editor-in-chief of Lexia, the Semiotic Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Communication, University of Turin, Italy, co-editor-in-chief of Semiotica (Walter de Gruyter), and co-editor of the book series “I Saggi di Lexia” (Rome: Aracne), “Semiotics of Religion” (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter), and “Advances in Face Studies” (London and New York: Routledge).

Leif Weatherby is associate professor of German and founding director of the Digital Theory Lab at New York University. He writes about digital technologies, political economy, and German Romanticism and Idealism. His writing has appeared in Critical Inquiry, New German Critique, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others, and been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, of which he is currently a fellow.


This event is part of the 2022 International Open Seminar on Semiotics: a Tribute to John Deely on the Fifth Anniversary of His Passing, cooperatively 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.

The official graphic designer of the IO2S DEELY is Zahra Soltani Tehrani.

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