Conference on Semiotics

Semiotic Approaches in Celtic cultural studies

On 3 and 4 September 2019, the conference Semiotic Approaches in Celtic Cultural Studies took place at the University of Trier. The conference started on Tuesday, September 3 at 1 h p.m. and closed on Wednesday, September 4 at about 3 h p.m.

Experts from Celtic archaeology, history, linguistics and philology and from neighbouring disciplines such as English and art history presented the results of their work and discussed research approaches in cultural semiotics. The focus was on efforts to develop a common terminology beyond the boundaries of the individual subjects and to develop a transdisciplinary concept.

The conference programme can be downloaded here, and the poster from here.

The speakers were:

  • Dr. Bettina Bock (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History / University of Jena): Redensartliche und sprichwörtliche Zeitmetaphern im Lateinischen

  • Prof. Dr. Henning Fernau (University of Trier): Analysis of Celtic Patterns

  • Dr. Maxim Fomin (Ulster University, Magee Campus): Moral Codes and Semiotic Codes: Rightful and Righteous Kings and Knights through Inscrip­tions, Cultures and Texts

  • Dr. Tanja Hinterholz (University of Vienna): Spatial and visual experience in the Middle Ages : Painting at the Papal Palace of Avignon - A Case Study

  • Michael Koch, B.A. (Keltenpark/Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen): Das Menschenbild im 'frühen Stil' - Vorbild und Nachahmung

  • Julia Lehn, M.A. (University of Trier): Sun and Moon in Celtic Culture – From Antiquity to the Middle Ages

  • Prof. Dr. Winfried Nöth (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brasil): Signs Among the Celts: Ornaments, inscriptions, and magic formula.

  • Dr. Natalia Petrovskaia (University of Utrecht): Using Boethian Semiotics to Understand the Organisation of Knowledge in Imago mundi and Delw y Byd

  • Thorsten See, B.Ed. (University of Trier): The Semiotics of Temporal Concepts in Celtic Languages

  • Charlotte van Eetvelde, M.A. (Service Public de Wallonie, Namur / Société Belge d'Études Celtiques, Bruxelles): The symbolic relationship between the horse and Celtic royalty

  • Michela Vignoli, M.A. (Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna): The concept of culture in classical studies. Reflections in context of the Iron Age Celts.

  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zeidler (University of Trier): A Transdisciplinary Approach: Cultural Semiotics of Celtic Cultures