The ISBS was founded on June 12, 2005 by the following scholars: Myrdene Anderson, Marcello Barbieri, Søren Brier, Luis Emilio Bruni, Charbel El-Hani, Claus Emmeche, Donald Favareau, Jesper Hoffmeyer, Kaie Kotov, Kalevi Kull, Anton Markoš, Frederik Stjernfelt.
From 2005-2012, Jesper Hoffmeyer (University of Copenhagen) served as the Society’s President and Don Favareau (National University of Singapore) served as the Society’s Vice-President, Webmaster, Treasurer and Secretary.
For the current term (2015-2018), the President of the International Society of Biosemiotic Studies is Kalevi Kull (University of Tartu) and the Vice-President Don Favareau (National University of Singapore). Other members of the Governing Board are:
Secretary: Paul Cobley, Middlesex University, UK
Treasurer: Luis Emilio Bruni, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Webmaster: Sara Cannizzaro, Middlesex University, UK
Victoria Alexander, Dactyl Foundation, New York, USA
Argyris Arnellos, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Yagmur Denizhan, Bogazici University, Turkey
Jan Hoffmeyr, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Karel Kleisner, Charles University, Czech Republic
Kalevi Kull, University of Tartu, Estonia
The ISBS has a new constitution which was approved at the ISBS General Assembly on 20th July 2012 at Tartu University.
Click here to download a copy of the ISBS constitution.
Click here to download a copy of the 2012 ISBS General Assembly report.