Terrence W Deacon

Title of keynote lecture: Steps to a natural science of semiotic causality

Bio: Terrence Deacon is a professor of biological anthropology and neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of two highly influential monographs, namely The symbolic species: The co-evolution of language and the brain and Incomplete nature: How mind emerged from matter.


Michael Cronin

Title of keynote lecture: Indigenising translation in the ecosemiosphere

Bio: Michael Cronin is 1776 Professor of French and Director of the Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation in Trinity College Dublin. Among his published titles are Translating Ireland: Translation, Languages and Identity (1996); Across the Lines: Travel, Language, Translation (2000); Translation and Globalization (2003); Time Tracks: Scenes from the Irish Everyday; Irish in the New Century/An Ghaeilge san Aois Nua (2005); Translation and Identity (2006); The Barrytown Trilogy (2007); Translation goes to the Movies (2009); Translation in the Digital Age (2013); Eco-Translation: Translation and Ecology in the Age of the Anthropocene (2017) and Irish and Ecology: An Ghaeilge agus an Éiceolaíocht (2019). He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, the Academia Europaea and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.


Frederik Stjernfelt

Title of keynote lecture: Peirce’s theory of self-control and the human condition

Bio: Frederik Stjernfelt is professor of semiotics, intellectual history and philosophy of science, Aalborg University Copenhagen. As to semiotics, he takes a strong interest in Charles Peirce and his philosophy of iconicity, diagrams, propositions and reasoning, cf. the books Diagrammatology (2007) and Natural Propositions (2014). In intellectual history, he is preoccupied with the history of ideas of the Enlightenment, most recently the two volume work Grov Konfækt on Danish Press Freedom 1770-73 with historians U. Langen and H. Horstbøll. In philosophy of science, together with David Budtz, he has had a series of projects mapping current humanities and the relevance of philosophical anthropology to research and democracy.

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