News

October 15, 2020

We are happy to share that on November 10, 2020 our PI will take part in the Symposium “CIRCe | Linee di ricerca sulla comunicazione”.

For more detailed information, please see our “Events” section.

October 9, 2020

We are happy to share the video of our PI’s lecture for the XLVIII AISS Conference “Futuro passato”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMe6tBjl2lo.

For more detailed information, please see our “Events” section and the event webpage.

October 4, 2020

Our PI at the Food & Science Festival (Mantua, Italy).

For more detailed information, please see our “Events” section.

September 21, 2020

We are glad to share that on October 4, 2020 our PI will take part in the Food & Science Festival (Mantua, Italy).

For more detailed information, please see our “Events” section and the event webpage.

September 9, 2020

We are glad to share that on October 22, 2020 our PI will give a lecture on “Ideology and the Semiotic Analysis of Food / 意识形态与食品的符号学分析” within prof. Leone’s  course Critical Semiotics: From Signs to Ideology, Shanghai University.

For more detailed information, please see our “Events” section and the event webpage.

July 6, 2020

We are glad to share that today our PI will give a lecture on the “Semiotics of Contemporary Food / Semiotica dell’alimentazione contemporanea” at Nutrimi – The Digital Forum on Nutrition (online session).

For more detailed information, please see our “Events” section.

June 30, 2020

We are glad to share that today our PI is taking part in the workshop “Nutrire fiducia. Il cibo dopo la pandemia”, organized by Labont, University of Turin, in collaboration with EIT Food.

For more detailed information, please see our “Events” section.

June 15, 2020

Join us on Wednesday June 17 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 talk about the very interesting essay “Formazioni semiotiche. Un’esplorazione metalinguistica e teorica” by Prof. Franciscu Sedda (who will also join the session!!)

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

May 26, 2020

We are happy to share that on Friday May 29, 2020 (h 11:00-14:00) Dario Bressanini and Beatrice Mautino will deliver the lecture Contro Natura within the course in Semiotics of Food Cultures held by our PI!

May 20, 2020

Join us next week, May 27 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 talk about the very interesting essay “L’abito in Peirce. Una teoria non sociologica per la semiotica della cultura” by Prof. Anna Maria Lorusso.
For more detailed information and registration, please contact the event organizer Simona Stano (simona.stano@unito.it).

May 12, 2020

Our chapter “Food from an intercultural perspective: Tastes, identities, languages has just been published in the Handbook of Culture and Communication of Taste, a wonderful book addressed to high school students realized in collaboration with the Erasmus+ project CuCoTa. Check it our on the project website!

April 30, 2020

The course in “Semiotics of Food Cultures held by our PI Simona Stano begins today (via Webex)!

Course description and news: https://media.campusnet.unito.it/do/corsi.pl/Show?_id=vpcf

April 26, 2020

Join us on April 28 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 talk about a very interesting essay “Semiotica della barbarie. Per una tipologia delle inculture” by Prof. Massimo Leone.

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

April 14, 2020

We are glad to share COMFECTION PI Simona Stano‘s article on Covid-19 and food on the Italian Association for Semiotic Studies’ “Diario Semiotico sul Coronavirus”:

April 12, 2020

We wish all a Happy Easter!!
(…with a Marie Curie ‘Easter egg’ — @project ReClaim led by our fellow semiotician Mattia Thibault, Tampere University)

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!

December 25, 2019

“A balanced diet is a (Christmas) cookie in each hand”… COMFECTION wishes all a Merry Xmas!

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!