News

April 6, 2020

Join us on April 8 h 16-18 for a new Webex session dedicated to the Seminars in Semiotics “Semiotica delle culture: (ri)letture, sviluppi, sfide / Semiotics of Cultures: (Re)readings, Developments, Challenges”! We’ll discuss a very interesting essay on culture and memory by Prof. Ugo Volli.

For more detailed information and registration, please contact the event organizer Simona Stano (simona.stano@unito.it).

March 27, 2020

A new publication is out!

STANO, S. (2020) “Des sens au sens :  Goût, dégoût et processus de signification”.  In M. Bernoussi (ed.), La Culture culinaire marocaine : Sémiotique, histoire et communication, 58-81. Meknès (Morocco): Editions CAPITAL. ISBN: 978-9920-9437-1-0 [FR].

More info in the Publications section!

March 25, 2020

A screenshot from today’s advanced Seminar in Semiotics 2019/2020 “Semiotica delle culture: (ri)letture, sviluppi, sfide / Semiotics of Cultures: (Re)readings, Developments, Challenges“. Many thanks to all the participants for making the discussion on Lotman’s essay so rich and interesting!

March 18, 2020

We just received the wonderful hardcover edition of the Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories ed. by M. Butter and P. Knight, with a chapter by our PI Simona Stano! Many thanks to the editors and the COST Action “COMPACT” for such a great opportunity of networking and collaboration!

March 17, 2020

Today we are participating in the EIT Food Webinar dedicated to the 2021 Call in order to explore new opportunities of networking and public engagement! 

March 11, 2020

We hare happy to inform you that  the advanced Seminars in Semiotics 2019/2020 “Semiotica delle culture: (ri)letture, sviluppi, sfide / Semiotics of Cultures: (Re)readings, Developments, Challenges” are taking place via Webex! Please contact the event organizer, Simona Stano (simona.stano@unito.it), for more detailed information and registration.

March 6, 2020

We are glad to share the video of our PI’s lecture* for the wonderful seminar Meetings on Meaning 2019/2020 directed by prof. Massimo Leone within his ERC project Facets (Face Aesthetics in Contemporary E-Technological Societies)! Many thanks to Prof. Leone for his kind invitation! 

* Following the suspension of all academic activities as a measure against the spread of Coronavirus, the lecture was filmed and uploaded onto FACETS YouTube channel.

February 23, 2020

Following the suspension of all academic activities proclaimed by the Rector of the University of Turin as a precautionary measure against the spread of Coronavirus, the seminar in Cultural Semiotics scheduled on February 26, 2020 has been canceled, and will be rescheduled to a later date. Updates will follow as soon as possible.

February 18, 2020

We are happy to share the poster of the MA course in “Semiotics of Food Cultures that our PI will hold at the University of Turin (April 30 – June 12, 2020)!

More info (and registration link) on Campusnet – Unito.

February 11, 2020

A new publication is out!

STANO, S. (2020) “Review of ‘Blackledge, Adrian and Angela Creese (2019) Voices of a City Market: An Ethnography, Bristol: Multilingual Matters Ltd’”. Social Semiotics. Online ISSN: 1470-1219 [EN].

More info in the Publications section!

January 30, 2020

Paying homage to the Marie Curie monument in Warsaw!

January 29, 2020

We are happy to share the video of our PI’s lecture at the Symposium on “Transhuman Visages” in Warsaw.

Many thanks to prof. Massimo Leone and his ERC project “Facets – Face Aesthetics in Contemporary E-Technological Societies”!

January 28, 2020

Our PI giving a lecture on “The Emergence of the Face in Food Visual Patterns at the symposium “Transhuman Visages: Artificial Faces in Arts, Science and Society”.

Many thanks to Prof. Massimo Leone and his ERC Project “Facets – Face Aesthetics in Contemporary E-Technological Societies”!

January 8, 2020

We are happy to share that on January 10, 2020, our PI Simona Stano will give a lecture on “Food, Language, and Culture at the University of Turin, together with Prof. Esterino Adami and Chef Kumalè (Vittorio Castellani).

Many thanks to Prof. Daniela Fargione for organizing such a fascinating event and inviting us to take part in it.

January 7, 2020
COMFECTION's new office in Turin

COMFECTION’s new office in Turin!

November 27, 2019

We are glad to share the program of the advanced Seminars in Semiotics “DEEP FACETS – Meetings on Meaning 2019-2020, organized by Prof. Leone within his ERC project FACETS!

More detailed information, including the title of our PI Simona Stano’s lecture, is available in the Events section!

November 21, 2019

We are happy to share the program of the advanced Seminars in Semiotics 2019/2020 “Semiotica delle culture: (ri)letture, sviluppi, sfide / Semiotics of Cultures: (Re)readings, Developments, Challenges” organized by Simona Stano at the University of Turin (Feb-June 2020).

November 14, 2019

We are glad to share the program of the SymposiumTranshuman Visages: Artificial Faces in Arts, Science, and Society(January 28, 2020 – PIAST, Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, Poland), organized and directed by ERC FACETS PI Prof. Massimo Leone!

More detailed information, including the title of the lecture that COMFECTION’s PI Simona Stano will be honored to give at this marvelous conference, is available in the Events section!

November 5, 2019

Have you already checked COMFECTION’s publications out? 

All texts are available in Open Access in the Publications section, where you can now also get a preview of a forthcoming work realized in collaboration with the COST Action “COMPACT – Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories”!

September 27, 2019

We are pleased to share the Program and Book of Abstracts of the International Conference Food for Thought: Nourishment, Culture, Meaning” (New York, October 14-15, 2019). 

Check them out on our conference webpage!

June 25, 2019

We are pleased to communicate that we have received an incredible number of submissions from all over the world in response to our CfP for the International Conference “Food for Thought: Nourishment, Culture, Meaning” (New York, October 14-15, 2019). 

The Scientific Committee has already started the evaluation process and will inform the authors about the results as soon as possible. In the meantime, we would like to thank all the proposers for their interest and captivating ideas!

March 29, 2019

We are pleased to share the Call for Papers for the International Conference “Food for Thought: Nourishment, Culture, Meaning” (New York, October 14-15, 2019). 

We look forward to receiving your proposals!