⚘A Holistic Approach to Semiotics: Juri Lotman ☀ Marek Tamm



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This event, commented by John Tredinnick-Rowe (University of Plymouth) and chaired by William Passarini (Mansarda Acesa), is part of the activities of the 2022 International Open Seminar on Semiotics: a Tribute to John Deely on the Fifth Anniversary of His Passing, cooperatively organized by the Institute for Philosophical Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, the Lyceum Institute, the Deely Project, Saint Vincent College, the Iranian Society for Phenomenology at the Iranian Political Science Association, the International Association for Semiotics of Space and Time, the Institute for Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Semiotic Society of America, the American Maritain Association, the International Association for Semiotic Studies, the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies, the International Center for Semiotics and Intercultural Dialogue, Moscow State Academic University for the Humanities and the Mansarda Acesa with the support of the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Government of Portugal under the UID/FIL/00010/2020 project.

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Marek Tamm is Professor of Cultural History at the School of Humanities in Tallinn University and Head of Tallinn University Centre of Excellence in Intercultural Studies. His primary research fields are cultural history of medieval Europe, theory and history of historiography, and cultural memory studies. He has recently published Cultural History of Memory in the Early Modern Age (co-edited with Alessandro Arcangeli, Bloomsbury 2020), Making Livonia: Actors and Networks in the Medieval and Early Modern Baltic Sea Region (co-edited with Anu Mänd, Routledge, 2020), Juri Lotman – Culture, Memory and History: Essays in Cultural Semiotics (Palgrave Macmillan 2019), Rethinking Historical Time: New Approaches to Presentism (co-edited with Laurent Olivier, Bloomsbury 2019), and Debating New Approaches to History (co-edited with Peter Burke, Bloomsbury 2018). His most recent publishing project is The Companion to Juri Lotman: A Semiotic Theory of Culture, co-edited with Peeter Torop (Bloomsbury, forthcoming in 2022).

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For two days a week, John Tredinnick-Rowe works at PenARC as a Research Fellow in complex interventions. His interests predominantly relate to qualitative health services research, but also extend to medical education, assessment, semiotics, policy evaluation, and trails research methods.

For three days a week, he is a Project Development Manager for a Digital Health Incubator. Setting up a test-bed network for primary care related trials of digital health solutions including Apps, wearables, kiosks etc.

Previously, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher on a number of projects associated with the Department of Health and General Medical Council. He has managed a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project that focused on developing innovative solutions to ageing-related conditions with small & medium enterprises (SMEs). Much of his work both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral has focused on co-production of research with local healthcare organisations, public, private and third sector.

John Tredinnick-Rowe has an interest in many different qualitative methodologies, from ethnography, interviewing, and focus groups; in addition, he has conducted systematic reviews in medical education, and continue to be interested in methodological innovations in review work.

He is an honorary research fellow at Exeter Medical School and runs his own private research consultancy that focuses on innovation, commercialisation and knowledge exchange for clinical companies.

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The cover image for the video was designed by Zahra Soltani. Technical support assured by Robert Junqueira.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6350833

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