The Laboratory of Semiotic Research (SemioLab) provides educational, research and training assistance to basic and applied research in the discipline of Semiotics.
The mission of the Laboratory of Semiotics (SemioLab) is to:
1. Support the teaching and research needs, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, of the Departments of the Faculty of Philosophy that participate as partners, as well as the needs of other Faculties, on issues pertaining to the disciplines of the laboratory.
2. Train expert scientists to a high theoretical and practical level on the topics that are relevant to the SemioLab.
3. Collaborate in any possible way with research centers, academic institutions, domestic and international institutions that share common goals, as well as with centers providing services in the fields of culture, education, visual communication and advertising.
4. Organize scientific lectures, research days, seminars, symposia, conferences, courses, and other scientific events, publish research and invite scholars and practitioners of international calibre.
5. Provide services in accordance with the provisions of Presidential Decree 159/1984 (issue A’ no. 53).
6. Provide legal opinion on various issues (e.g. legal cases, court consultants) related to the disciplines of the laboratory, in accordance with legislation.
7. Collect, analyze, store and disseminate data.


What do we actually do ?





We believe everyone has something to say

The Lab aims to combine methodologies and good practices from various fields in the context of common projects that will support and promoting research across all fields.

In order to fulfil this aim, the SemioLab aims to develop and distribute technical skills and to integrate them in the individual projects, to access special software and to spread technical knowledge and experience through workshops, speeches, information days, conferences and common projects. Students’ participation is highlighted in order to create a group of young scientists who shall participate in this emerging field with excellence and effectiveness; this group shall focus on methodological reflection, on evaluating materials and products in the field as well as on forming study programs.

The SemioLab focuses indicatively on:

  1. Semiotics of text and image.
  2.  Semiotics of cultural and social issues and practices (literature, translation, cinema, advertising, space, everyday activities).
  3.  Educational semiotics (edusemiotics), educational legislation, school textbooks.


In the context of strengthening Semiotics, undergraduate courses are already offered in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:

Faculty of Philosophy
-“Theories of Semiotics and Translation” (School of French Language and Literature, ΚΕ-ΜΕΤ 23)
-“Applied Semitics and Translation” (School of French Language and Literature, KEMET-15)
-“Semiotics” (School of Italian language and Literature, 11337)
-“Semiotics” (School of Italian language and Literature, 11338)
-‘‘Semiotics and Rhetoric’’ (School of English Language and Literature, ΜΔΣ2-424)

Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences
-“Mass Media and Semiotics of Spectacle” (School of Journalism and Mass Media, MM0 100 )

Faculty of Education
-‘’Semiotics of Science Teaching’’ (School of Early Childhood Education, ΕΠ.2.043)

Faculty of Theology
-‘‘Semiotics and Bible’’ (School of Pastoral and Social Theology, Θ 313)


Laboratory of Cultural and Visual Studies, School of Journalism & Mass Communications

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Director: Dr. Gregory Paschalidis, Professor of Cultural Studies
Web page: http://www.jour.auth.gr/?page_id=5733

Laboratory of Language and Culture

School of Early Childhood Education, University of Thessaly
Director: Dr. Maria Papadopoulou , Professor of Language and Literacies
Web page: http://languageculturelab.ece.uth.gr/

The Semiotics and Visual Communication Lab (SVC Lab)

School of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Director: Evripides Zantides, Associate Professor of Graphic Communication
Web page: http://svclab.com/

Laboratory of Digital Humanities

Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Director: Dr. Titika Dimitroulia, Associate Professor of Theory and Practice of Translation
Web page: http://digitalhumanitieslab.eu/en/

The South-East European Center for Semiotics Studies

New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria
Director: Dr. Kristian Bankov, Professor of Semiotics


CADIR - Centre pour l'Analyse du Discours Religieux

Université Catholique de Lyon
Director: Dr. Anne Pénicaud, Teaching Staff Member
Web page: http://www.ucly.fr/facultes-ecoles-instituts/cadir-centre-pour-l-analyse-du-discours-religieux-99820.kjsp

Applied Semiotics and Communication Lab (ASCL)

Communication and Public Relations Faculty,
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NUPSPA), Bucharest, Romania
Head of the laboratory: Dr. Dumitru Borțun, Professor of Semiotics. Theories of Language, Public Discourse Analysis, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Communication Psychology
Founder and Coordinator for International Cooperation of the laboratory: Dr. Nicolae-Sorin Drăgan, Associate Professor of History of Political Communication and Semiotics Web page: http://www.comunicare.ro/en/index.php?page=applied-semiotics-lab



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