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  The ICI Collegium Magisterium annunces the 2017 appointment of Laureate Fellows: Collegium Scholasticum Laureatum


1. Professor  ALGIS  MICKUNAS  (USA)

2. Professor  RONALD C. ARNETTE  (USA)

3. Professor  PAT  ARNESON  (USA)

4. Professor  RICHARD L. LANIGAN  (USA)


  The ICI Collegium of Fellows announces the 2016 election of Fellows:


►  Professor  ANTHONY  WILDEN   (CANADA)




 New Resaerch Initiative:  POZNAŃ, POLAND

Website and Call for Book Chapters (Due 15 June 2014):





The ICI Colloquium is a single event conference organized to explicate a designated topic of research and teaching interest related to Communicology as a human science.  

The Colloquium is usually a one or two day roundtable meeting hosted by an ICI Fellow(s) at a university or research center. Colloquia are organized on an occasional basis with no fixed schedule per year. Because attendance is typically limited to ten (10) or fewer presentations, participation is strictly by invitation only from the colloquium organizer. 

Colloquia are intended to stimulate a research initiative which will, in time, result in the presentation of a topical panel of papers at an academic conference, in a special issue of a journal, or as an edited book collection of essays. The sequence of Colloquia is designated by number, year,  theme, department, institution, and country, e.g., “First ICI Colloquium, 2014, The Cultural Matrix of Communicology, Department of Communication Studies, Eastern Washington University (USA)”. 

Suggestions for colloquia are proposed to, and approved by, the ICI Director on behalf of the Collegium of Fellows. 


 New USA University Department of COMMUNICOLOGY


Fall Semester 2011, the 

Department of Communicology at the UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

(Manoa campus in Honolulu, USA) became the first  degree granting (BA, MA) university in the USA to reflect the contemporary Communicology name designation of the discipline.   Caveat: The research approach in the department is strictly limited to statistical methodology (quantitative) and does not embrace the traditional logic based methods (qualitative) of phenomenology and semiotics.


In Memoriam  •  ICI Fellow

Jeff Bernard  ( ✝   24 February 2010,  Wien, Austria)


ICI Bureau Regional - Continental Coordinator: Europe 
Director, Institute for Socio-Semiotic Studies (ISSS), Vienna 
Administrative Vice President, International Association for Semiotic Studies 
President, Austrian Association for Semiotics (OeGS-AAS) 
Editor, European Journal of Semiotic Studies 

Co-Editor, Semiotische Berichte  


SemiotiX Bulletin  — New Series # 12  ► August ► 2014 

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  Chinese Semiotic Studies   ♦ Continuing Submissions ♦


Sponsored by the International Semiotic Research Institute of Nanjing Normal University and the Chinese Semiotic Research Center of the Chinese Association of Linguistic Semiotics

Published every 6 months by Nanjing Normal University Press, Nanjing, China, 21009

Language of publication is ENGLISH.


General requirements:

   Chinese Semiotic Studies warmly welcomes papers with creative thinking dealing with the building of semiotic theoretical framework  or the building of branches of semiotics. There is no limit with regard to the length of papers. Authors , however, should follow closely APA (American Psychological Association) format so that copy right and academic seriousness are guaranteed. As semiotics has not yet become an independent discipline yet, we equally welcome papers or comments discussing the scope of semiotic research orientation ,expecting to  share more common views  towards the goal s of semiotic research. 
   Chinese Semiotics intends to enlarge the scope of authorship, we like academics in the fields of language, literature, philosophy,  art, music ,social and pure sciences, etc. to participate in semiotic research and contribute papers to us. Apart from the general topics as mentioned above, we like the  specific  topics as described in the following.

Continuing Deadlines:

► January 31 for the JUNE Issue.

► July 31 for the DECEMBER Issue.


Special topics:

  1. Discussion on the hot issues of semiotics: Although it is difficult to define what are hot issues in semiotics, we generally believe those  which would cause heated discussion or  which would probably provoke differences in opinion are among the categories of hot issues such as what semiotics aims at, or whether semiotics is all-inclusive or whether semiotics should have its own boundary in spite of the fact that some issues have been discussed before.
  2. Research on applied semiotics: Although semiotics seems theoretical and abstract, it has wide prospects for application, which should be emphasized and fully developed. In terms of application, adequate attention should be paid to provision of convincing theoretical evidences and the realization of unity between theory and practice.
  3. Semiotic achievement in the employment of interdisciplinary approach to semiotics. A good use of advantages in other branches of learning is beneficial to broadening and perfecting the disciplinary system of  semiotics , an international approach to be encouraged.
  4. The study of recent development of three semiotic kingdoms (U.S.A., Russia and France) as well as the recent development of semiotics in other countries
  5. An introduction to contemporary famous semiotic scholars in different countries, which will involve their research methods and research achievements so that their experiences can be shared by us all.
  6. Other related topics within the field of semiotics


Please use microsoft Word format and send your papers to:


Dr.  Yongxiang (Jack) WANG

Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Semiotic Studies

Associate Professor

School of Foreign Languages & Cultures,

Nanjing Normal University


Postal Address:

School of Foreign Languages & Cultures,

Nanjing Normal University,

No. 122, Ninghai Road,

Nanjing, Jiangsu Province (210097),

P. R. China


EDITORIAL BOARD of Chinese Semiotic Studies

Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China 210097
President of Editorial Board: Prof. Zhang Jie
Vice President of Editorial Board: Prof. Xin Bin
Vice President & Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Gu Jiazu
Phone: 025-83598181; 025-83904838; 13073433478


   Chinese Journal of Communication (CJoC)   

Launching in 2008, Chinese Journal of Communication (CJoC) is a new venture of scholarly publication aimed at elevating Chinese communication studies along theoretical, empirical, and methodological dimensions. The new refereed journal will be an important international platform for students and scholars in Chinese communication studies to exchange ideas and research results. Interdisciplinary in scope, it will examine subjects in all Chinese societies in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, and the global Chinese diaspora. The CJoC welcomes research articles using social scientific or humanistic approaches on such topics as mass communication, journalism studies, telecommunications, rhetoric, cultural studies, media effects, new communication technologies, organizational communication, interpersonal communication, advertising and PR, political communication, communications law and policy, and so on. Articles employing historical and comparative analysis focused on traditional Chinese culture as well as contemporary processes such as globalization, deregulation, and democratization are also welcome.
Published by Routledge, CJoC is institutionally based at the Communication Research Centre, the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
For more information and submission instructions, please visit



 Journal of Phenomenology and the Human Sciences

 The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Forthcoming Issues on (1) Heidegger and (2) Merleau-Ponty


Submission (Chinese only) Information ► Website:


 Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication 

Published by the Philosophy of Communication Section of the European Comunication Research and Education Association (ECREA)   
Aims and Scope 
Empedocles aims to provide a publication and discussion platform for those working at the interface of philosophy and the study of communication, in all its aspects. The editors believe that philosophical reflection and analysis regarding communication is an intellectually exciting enterprise in its own right, but also important for today's globalising and increasingly mediatised societies. They also believe that approaching traditional philosophical disciplines, topics and questions from the point of view of the impact communicative action and practices have on them is a necessary but underdeveloped area of intellectual activity.
Call for Papers
Empedocles publishes double-blind peer reviewed articles (6,000-8,000 words), as well as book reviews, interviews and discussions. We want to facilitate the development of philosophies of communication and their application to other areas of research, intellectual and creative practice and cultural and political action, in a way that is truly useful and interesting. Work from all disciplines, schools and traditions in philosophy, communication studies and related areas of research is welcome. 
Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication, will be published from February 2009. Interested authors are invited to contact us and/or submit papers (6,000-8,000 words) using the following:

Schutzian Research: A Yearbook of Mundane Phenomenology and Qualitative Social Science  

 Schutzian Research is an annual journal that seeks to continue the tradition of Alfred Schutz. It encourages contributions that are philosophical, cultural-scientific, or multidisciplinary in character. We welcome a broad spectrum of qualitative and interpretive work, comparable with Schutz's orientation but not necessarily derived from it. The journal is multilingual in character, with abstracts in English. All submissions will be blindly reviewed by at least two experts in the appropriate field.
Further information about this annual, including the articles published in the first volume, can be found at the website below.  Subscriptions to the journal or a copy of this first edition as a paperback or as an e-book can be ordered on-line as indicated below.  
Furthermore, the journal itself has its own website:



The Communication Review seeks a synthesis of concerns traditional to the fields of communication and media studies. The journal's heuristic division of the the field into three analytic perspectives provides a natural structure for creating new knowledge across conventional disciplinary boundaries.
      Comunication and Culture, probing the questions of producing meaning and interpretation by way of analyzing culture through the visual and dramatic arts, literature, sociology, anthropology, and the interdisciplinary tradition of cultural studies.
      Communication as a Social Force, focusing on the historical development and contemporary transformation of media and communication, telecommunications, and information systems, emphasizing their political-economic, technological, and institutional dynamics.
      Communication and Mind, examining the individual socially constituted through language and other media in their cultural, social, and economic contexts.
The Editors view these as different theoretical perspectives on the study of communication processes.They particularly encourage historical work, feminist work, and visual work, and invite submissions from those employing critical theoretical and empirical approaches to a range of topics under the general rubric of communication and media studies research.
Editors: Andrea L. Press and Bruce A. Williams, Editors, Media Studies Program, University of Virginia.  
E-mail:  Press:,  Williams:
For more information about the journal and submission guidelines, please see the journal's website:
Submissions: Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically to the Tatiana Omeltchenko, Managing Editor, at





Increasingly, researchers and practitioners in these and other fields are adapting interpretive methodologies to address questions related to practice. Phenomenology & Practice is intended to serve as a forum for such research. Correspondingly, "phenomenology" is understood in this context in broad and eclectic terms. Phenomenology has been practiced in various guises for centuries, but it came into its own in the early 20th century in the works of Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas; and it has been developed as a method by various individuals and groups, such as the Utrecht School. Phenomenology affirms the primacy of lived experience and of the lifeworld - everyday contexts which we inhabit as natural and taken-for-granted - over the conceptual and theoretical. It works to regain a fuller grasp of the nature and significance of our lived experiences. Merleau-Ponty (1962) called this the program of "re-learning to look at the world" by "re-awakening the basic experience of the world" (pp. 8, 11). Experience can be best understood integrally, using evocative, descriptive language that is neither analytic nor conceptual. It is, as Luijpen (1960) says, a question of "restoring to experience its ontological weight." (p. 88). Proceeding from these premises, phenomenology is understood here as a context-sensitive and transdisciplinary form of inquiry into lived experience that is employed both inside, outside and across of traditional disciplinary boundaries.


'Practice,' the second word in the journal's title, has complex and interrelated meanings. In one sense, it refers to professional and other domains: "the explicit and tacit dimensions of the rules, precepts, codes, principles, guides, commitments, affects, and behaviors that one observes or recommends within a domain of action" (OED, 1989). Practice is also understood as the application of theory; in practice we operationalize methods, techniques, knowledge, skills, and competencies. Additionally, practice can be viewed as having an integrity all of its own. Instead of deriving exclusively from theory, it can be characterized as non-cognitive, as residing in the body, in the world, in relations, and in action, rather than being explicitly known or formalized (van Manen, 1999). Knowing, in this sense, is co-emergent with practice in different situations, actions and relations; together, this practice and knowledge-in-action is manifest, for example, as habituation, demeanor, dwelling and intimacy.

All three of these meanings of practice listed above - as profession, as opposed to theory, and as 'non-cognitive' - are central to this journal. Phenomenology & Practice consciously exploits the resonant and symbiotic relationship between the orientation of phenomenology to lived experience and the notion of practice as non-cognitive knowledge-in-action. It is this orientation in phenomenology and this dimension of practice to which this journal gives priority. 


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