Laboratory of Semiotics (SemioLab)

Location of the Laboratory

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Faculty of Philosophy, New Building, ground floor.

Contact

Telephone number: (+30) 2310 997518

Εmail: semiolab@auth.gr

Director

Dr. Anastassia-Chariklia Christodoulou, Associate Professor of Semiotics

School of Italian Language and Literature

Email: nata@itl.auth.gr

Personal web page: nata.webpages.auth.gr

Assistant Director

Dr. Evangelos Kourdis, Associate Professor of Semiotics of Translation

School of French Language and Literature

Email: ekourdis@frl.auth.gr

Personal web page: https://auth.academia.edu/EvangelosKourdis

Mission-Activities

The mission of the Laboratory of Semiotics (SemioLab) is to:

  1. Support the teaching and research needs, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, of the Departments of the Faculty of Philosophy that participate as partners, as well as the needs of other Faculties, on issues pertaining to the disciplines of the laboratory.
  2. Train expert scientists to a high theoretical and practical level on the topics that are relevant to the SemioLab.
  3. Collaborate in any possible way with research centers, academic institutions, domestic and international institutions that share common goals, as well as with centers providing services in the fields of culture, education, visual communication and advertising.
  4. Organize scientific lectures, research days, seminars, symposia, conferences, courses, and other scientific events, publish research and invite scholars and practitioners of international calibre.
  5. Provide services in accordance with the provisions of Presidential Decree 159/1984 (issue A’ no. 53).
  6. Provide legal opinion on various issues (e.g. legal cases, court consultants) related to the disciplines of the laboratory, in accordance with legislation.
  7. Collect, analyze, store and disseminate data.

Research

The Laboratory of Semiotic Research (SemioLab) provides educational, research and training assistance to basic and applied research in the discipline of Semiotics, particularly:

  1.  Semiotics of text and image.
  2.  Semiotics of cultural and social issues and practices (literature, translation, cinema, advertising, space, everyday activities).
  3.  Educational semiotics (edusemiotics), educational legislation, school textbooks.

Founding members

Fellows

Dr. Alexandros-Phaidon Lagopoulos, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning

School of Architecture and Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens

Email: phaidon@arch.auth.gr

Personal web page: http://alexandroslagopoulos.academia.edu/

Dr. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou, Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, Theory of Literature and Methodology of Text Analysis

School of English Language and Literature

Email: boklund@enl.auth.gr

Personal web page: http://www.enl.auth.gr/staff/boklund.htm

Dr. Michalis Kokkonis, Professor of Contemporary American Literature and Cultural Studies

School of English Language and Literature

Email: kokonis@enl.auth.gr

Personal web page: http://www.enl.auth.gr/instructor_en.asp?Id=28

Dr. Lia Yoka, Associate Professor of the History and Theory of Art and Culture

School of Architecture

Email: liayoka@arch.auth.gr

Personal web page: http://auth.academia.edu/liayoka

Dr. Loukia Kostopoulou, Laboratory Teaching Fellow in Subtitling-Audiovisual Translation

School of French Language and Literature

Email: lkostop@frl.auth.gr

Personal web page: http://auth.academia.edu/LoukiaKostopoulou

Dr. George Damaskinidis, Researcher on Multimodal Semiotics and Translation

Email: damaskinidis@hotmail.com

Personal web page: http://auth.academia.edu/GeorgeDamaskinidis

Panayotis Xouplidis, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature

School of Italian Language and Literature

Email: xouplidis@itl.auth.gr

Personal web page: http://aristoteleio.academia.edu/PanagiotisXouplidis

Rev. George Vasilakis, PhD Candidate in Semiotics and Bible

School of Pastoral and Social Theology

Email: vaskongeo@past.auth.gr, georges.vasilakis@theologie.ucly.fr

Personal web page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ver-rev-fr-george-vasilakis-468209a1/

Greek Collaborating Research Units

Laboratory of Cultural and Visual Studies, School of Journalism & Mass Communications, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Director: Dr. Gregory Paschalidis, Professor of Cultural Studies

Web page: http://www.jour.auth.gr/?page_id=5733

Laboratory of Language and Culture, School of Early Childhood Education, University of Thessaly

Director: Dr. Maria Papadopoulou , Professor of Language and Literacies

Web page: http://languageculturelab.ece.uth.gr/

Laboratory of Digital Humanities, Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

Director: Dr. Titika Dimitroulia, Associate Professor of Theory and Practice of Translation

Web page: http://digitalhumanitieslab.eu/en/

International Collaborating Research Units

The Semiotics and Visual Communication Lab (SVC Lab), School of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Director: Evripides Zantides, Associate Professor of Graphic Communication

Web page: http://svclab.com/

The South-East European Center for Semiotics Studies, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Director: Dr. Kristian Bankov, Professor of Semiotics

http://semiotics.nbu.bg/en/

CADIR – Centre pour l’Analyse du Discours Religieux, Université Catholique de Lyon

Director: Dr. Anne Pénicaud, Teaching Staff Member

Web page: http://www.ucly.fr/facultes-ecoles-instituts/cadir-centre-pour-l-analyse-du-discours-religieux-99820.kjsp

Useful links

Hellenic Semiotic Society: http://hellenic-semiotics.gr/?lang=en

Punctum-International Journal of Semiotics: http://punctum.gr/