The Discipline of Communicology
Communicology is the science of human communication. One of the Human Science disciplines, it uses the logic based research methods of semiotics and phenomenology to explicate human consciousness and behavioral embodiment as discourse within global culture. Cognate subdiscipline applications include: (1) Art Communicology, (2) Clinical Communicology, (3) Media Communicology, and (4) Philosophy of Communicology.
Communicology is the study of human discourse in all of its semiotic and phenomenological manifestations of embodied consciousness and practice in the world of other people and their environment. As a young discipline in Human Science research, Communicology is the critical study of discourse and practice, especially the expressive body as mediated by the perception of cultural signs and codes. Communicology uses the logic based research method of semiotic phenomenology in which the expressive body discloses cultural codes, and cultural codes shape the perceptive body—an ongoing, dialectical, complex helix of twists and turns constituting the reflectivity, reversibility, and reflexivity of consciousness and experience.
International Research Conferences Featuring Communicology
ANNUAL SUMMER CONFERENCE
Philosophy of Communication; Communication Ethics
Dept. of Communication & Rhetorical Studies
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM
SEMIOTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Annual Theme: Semiotics and Phenomenology in Communicology
OCTOBER of each year
Executive Office — Communicology.org
Director of Integrated Media
Thomas D. Craig, D.Phil., Ph.D.
Centre for Applied Disability Studies
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
ICI Bureau of Regional — Continental Coordinators
• Jean-Claude Mbarga (Cameroon)
• Keyan Tomaselli (South Africa)
AMERICA (NORTH) ♦
• Paul Bouissac (Canada)
• Maureen Connolly (Canada)
• Thomas D. Craig (Canada)
• Isaac E. Catt (USA)
• Deborah Eicher-Catt (USA)
AMERICA (SOUTH) ♦
• Fernando Andacht (Uruguay)
• José Enrique Finol (Venezuela)
• William B. Gomes (Brazil)
• Lucia Santaella (Brazil)
• Shushan Cai (P.R. China)
• Ersu Ding (P.R. China)
• Han-liang Chang (Taiwan)
• Du-Won Lee (South Korea)
• Horst Ruthrof (Australia)
• Jeff Bernard (Austria) [†]
• Gloria Withalm (Austria)
• Lennart Nørreklit (Denmark)
• Winfried Nöth (Germany)
• Zdzisław Wąsik (Poland)
• Traian D. Stanciulescu (Romania)
MIDDLE EAST ♦
• Mehdi Mohsenian-Rad (Iran)
I C I ACCREDITATIONS and CERTIFIED AFFILIATIONS
MEMBER, Union of International Associations
Richard L. Lanigan, Ph.D.
I A S S
International Association for Semiotic Studies
Association Internationale de Sémiotique
Asociación Internacional de Semiótica
Internationale Vereinigung für Semiotik
MEMBER, International Association for Semiotic Studies
Richard L. Lanigan, Ph.D., Executive Committee, USA Representative; Past Vice President
Maureen Connolly, Ph.D., Executive Committee, ICI Representative
Note: Many other ICI Fellows sit on the IASS Executive Committee as representatives of their own country.
MEMBER, Organization of Phenomenological Organizations
Thomas D. Craig, D. Phil., Ph.D.
Maureen Connolly, Ph.D.
Note: Many other ICI Fellows from disciplinary research associations and societies are OPO Representatives.
MEMBER, Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists (ICNAP)
Richard L. Lanigan, Ph.D., ICNAP Founding Member
ICI Founded at SIU on 7 July 2000