4th Conference on Epistemology: Epistemology and Semiotics, 3-5 December 2021, Kavala, Greece


3-5 December 2021, Kavala, Greece – virtual


The Association of Ancient Greek Philosophy ‘syn Athena’ in collaboration with the Laboratory of Semiotics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is organizing the 4th Conference on Epistemology ‘Epistemology & Semiotics’, which will take place virtually in 3-5 December 2021. After the 1st conference ‘On the unity of knowledge’ (2015), the 2nd conference ‘Didactics of science’ (2017) and the 3rd conference ‘Science & ideology (2019), this year’s conference focuses on the relation between Epistemology and Semiotics, in particular between information and signs, since it is the signs and sign systems, most frequently symbols and symbolic systems (among which also natural languages) that are the main carrier of knowledge and information transmission. The goals of the conference are (i) to update our perspective regarding tendencies in the history of signification and in the history of the study of signification, (ii) to re-estimate the value of signification and in particular of symbolic systems in the understanding and description of reality and (iii) to examine potential alternatives or novel directions that may serve the purpose of understanding and description of reality in improved ways. Researchers are invited to submit abstracts in English or Greek related to all epistemological fields and in particular this year on one or more of the following topics.



  • Semiotics & the sciences (natural/social sciences & health sciences)
  • Semiotics & the arts (music, visual arts, dance, theater)
  • Semiotics & metaphysics
  • Semiotics & modern technology



Anna Anastassiadis-Symeonidis, Emerita Professor of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Vassilis Dalkavoukis, Associate Professor, Ethnography of Greece, Democritus University of Thrace

Vincenzo Fano, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Urbino

Pinelope Kampakis-Vougiouklis, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Dean of the School of Classics and Humanities, Democritus University of Thrace

Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos, Emeritus Professor of Urban Planning, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens

Ioannis Lazaratos, Professor of Philosophy: Ontology, Epistemology, Aesthetics, Ionian University

Grigoris Paschalidis, Professor of Cultural Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Fabio Rambelli, Professor of Japanese Religions and Cultural History, University of California

ran Sonesson, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Semiotics, Lund University 

Panagiotis Sotiropoulos, PhD in Epistemology & Semiotics, European School of Brussels III, Greek Ministry of Education

Claudine Tiercelin, Professor of Philosophy, Collège de France

Zdzisław Wąsik, Professor of Linguistics at the Wroclaw School of Banking and Emeritus Profesor senior Adam Mickiewicz University



Those who would like to participate are invited to send their abstracts in .doc/.docx format in two copies (signed and anonymous) by the 20th of August 2021 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Abstracts must not exceed 500 words excluding references (total of two pages). Each participant is entitled to only one (individual or co-authored) oral presentation. Notification of acceptance will be sent by the 29th of October 2021. All presentations will be allocated 20 minutes with joined sessions for discussion. The conference languages are Greek and English



Delegates should pay the conference fee - 30 Euro/participant - after the notification of abstract acceptance. 

The conference fee may be paid by direct bank transfer in the account number:

IBAN:  GR4401722450005245060227986


Swift code: PIRBGRAA

Account owner: Association of Ancient Greek Philosophy 'Syn Athena' (Σύλλογοs Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Φιλοσοφίας «σὺν Ἀθηνᾷ»)

Reason for Payment: Conference Fee Epistemology 



All participants can further submit papers for publication in the conference Proceedings (by March the 31th, 2022). Conference proceedings are published biannually. Guidelines and more information will be provided during the conference.



Katerina Chatzopoulou, Academic Instructor of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Georgios Damaskinidis, Academic Instructor of Multimodal Translation, University of Thessaly

Titika Dimitroulia, Professor of Theory and Practice of Translation, Aristotle University of Thessaloni

Eleni Fotou, Forensic Psychologist, PhD Candidate, Democritus University of Thrace

Konstantinos Georgiadis, Dogmatic Theology PhD, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Panayiotis Ifestos, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of Piraeus

Maria Kalfa, Social Anthropologist, PhD candidate in Political Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Evangelos Kourdis, Professor of Translation Semiotics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Charalambos Lemonidis, Professor of Didactics of Mathematics, University of Western Macedonia

Maria Martzoukou, Academic Instructor of Psycholinguistics, University of Ioannina

Kyriakos Mikelis, Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Macedonia

Argyris Nicolaidis, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Kyriakoula Papadimitriou, Professor of New Testament: Language, Interpretation, and Hermeneutics, School of Social Theology and Christian Culture

Maria Papanikou, Associate Professor of Safety & Human Factors, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Michail Theodosiadis, Lecturer of Political Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London

Vassilis Tsiantos, Professor of Mathematics, International University of Greece

Thomas Vougiouklis, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Democritus University of Thrace



Association of Ancient Greek Philosophy 'Syn Athena'Tel: (+30) 6946-522-288,  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Address: 7th Merarhias 1, Kavala 65403, Greece, Webpage: http://synathena.gr/el/about

Laboratory of Semiotics, Tel: (+30) 2310997518, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Address: New Building of the Faculty of Philosophy, Ground Floor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece, Webpagehttp://semiolab.eu/index.php/en/


Conference webpage:  http://episemio.frl.auth.gr/index.php/en/ 


The Hellenic Semiotics Society focuses on the study and spread of Semiotics in Greece. The Hellenic Semiotics Society is a member of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS-AIS, http://iass-ais.org) and participates in its processes with two national representatives of the IASS Executive Committee and one representative of the Balkan Association for Semiotic Studies.

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