ICoN, International Congress of Numanities, is the flagship event organized by the International Semiotics Institute.

The congress is at the same time a continuation of the 25 year old tradition of the International Semiotics Institute, and, since 2014 (when the institute moved from Imatra, Finland, to Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania) the opening of a new phase in its history. Traditionally organized in late Spring/early Summer,
ICoN aims to discuss the problems and opportunities currently faced by the humanities, also in their intersection with other fields of inquiry, and to establish a novel, interdisciplinary platform for scholars and students (hence “Numanities”: New Humanities). As such, it does not only include presentations and sessions, but also a number of open workshops and other creative forms of interaction among scholars.
The first two editions of the congress, in 2014 and 2015, both gathered well over 100 active participants from all over the world.
Please examine the pages of this website for every detail regarding the conference, including the call for papers, the registration procedure and the various opportunities for accommodation.
For submissions, questions and details concerning the ICoN, please write to isisemiotics@gmail.com.
On the behalf of the International Semiotics Institute and Kaunas University of Technology, I welcome you all to Kaunas.
Dario Martinelli
Director of ISI

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