The Gatherings in Biosemiotics is the annual meeting for the study of
sign processes in life processes. Researchers interested in the
intersection of meaning-making and biology are the backbone of our
interdisciplinary undertaking, and we welcome thoughtful submissions
from scholars in any discipline relevant to a deeper understanding of
the role of signs in life.
Held under the auspices of the International Society for Biosemiotic
Studies, the 23rd annual gathering will take place in Copenhagen, the
site of the first Biosemiotics Gathering in 2001 and home of one of the
field’s founding members, Jesper Hoffmeyer, who passed away in 2019. The
Gathering will include a special tribute to Jesper’s life and work.
The conference will take place from 31 July to 4 August.
We particularly welcome conference presentations in the following
· Applications of Jesper Hoffmeyer’s work
· Biosemiotic approaches to biology
· The implications of biosemiotics to philosophy and the humanities
· History and epistemology of biosemiotics
· Semiotic approaches in theoretical biology
· Evolution and ontogeny of semiotic mechanisms
· Modelling of semiosis and semiotic networks
· Interspecies semiosis
· Experimental biosemiotics
· Biosemiotics of health and disease
· Umwelt studies and phenomenology
· Cultural implications of biosemiotics
Abstracts should be 300-600 words, with your full name, email address
and affiliation below the title, and submitted as single-space, single
page files in the doc, docx, rtf, or odt formats (please do not send
PDFs), with a maximum of three references permitted. All abstracts
should be submitted online at
letters, for example: SEBEOK.doc.
The tentative notification of acceptance date will be 8 May 2023.
Additional information about the Gathering can be found
Looking forward to seeing you at the Gathering!
The Organizing Committee of the 23rd Annual Gatherings in Biosemiotics
ISBS Official Webpage: www.biosemiotics.org