Sign Systems Studies

An international journal of semiotics and sign processes in culture and living nature.

The journal Sign Systems Studies was established in 1964 by Juri Lotman (initially as Труды по знаковым системам - Σημειωτικη), and is thus the oldest international semiotic periodical. Originally (until 1992) a Russian-language series, it is now published in English, and has become a central institution in the semiotics of culture.

Starting from 1998, Sign Systems Studies is published as an international peer-reviewed journal on the semiotics of culture and nature. Issued regularly, one volume per year, it is indexed in major scientific databases. Since 2009, each volume includes four issues.

Periodicity: one volume (four issues) per year.
Official languages: English and Russian, Estonian for abstracts.

Kalevi Kull,  Peeter Torop,  Mihhail Lotman,
Timo Maran,  Silvi Salupere,  Ene-Reet Soovik, Remo Gramigna

Editorial board:
Myrdene Anderson (Purdue, USA)
Paul Cobley (London, UK)
Marcel Danesi (Toronto, Canada)
John Deely ✝ (Houston, USA)
Umberto Eco  (Bologna, Italy)
Vyacheslav V. Ivanov ✝ (LA, USA,
and Moscow, Russia)
Gunther Kress (London, UK)
Julia Kristeva (Paris, France)

Jesper Hoffmeyer (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Roland Posner (Berlin, Germany)
Frederik Stjernfelt (Aarhus, Denmark)
Eero Tarasti (Helsinki, Finland)
Winfried Nöth (Kassel, Germany,
and Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Boris Uspenskij (Napoli, Italy)
Jaan Valsiner (Worcester, USA)

Published by

PRINT ISSN 1406-4243
ONLINE ISSN 1736-7409

Vol 45, No 3/4 (2017): Special issue: Semiotics and history: Boris Uspenskij 80

Guest editor: Marek Tamm

Table of Contents

Introduction: Semiotics and history revisited PDF
Marek Tamm 211-229
Semiotics and culture: The perception of time as a semiotic problem PDF
Boris Uspenskij 230-248
Civilization and barbarism PDF
Carlo Ginzburg 249-262
History as geography: In search for Russian identity PDF
Mihhail Lotman 263-283
The figure of the impostor to the throne in Russian political culture: Between sacralization and mimesis PDF
Ilya Kalinin 284-301
Two approaches to the humanities: Claude Lévi-Strauss and Germaine Tillion PDF
Tzvetan Todorov 302-316
Semiotics of cultural history PDF
Peeter Torop 317-334
Semiosphere and history: Toward the origins of the semiotic approach to history PDF
Mikhail Trunin 335-360
The future orientation of culture and the memory of the past in the making of history PDF
Elżbieta Hałas 361-379
Reading Uspenskij: Soviet ‘semiotics of history’ in the West PDF
Taras Boyko 380-394
Boris Uspenskij in English: Bibliography PDF
Taras Boyko 395-403
Boris Uspenskij on history, linguistics and semiotics PDF
Ekaterina Velmezova, Kalevi Kull 404-448