Signs and the Design of Life – Uexküll’s Significance Today

Zeichen und der Bauplan des Lebens - Uexkülls Bedeutung heute

9th – 10th of January 2004

International Symposium

in cooperation with the Jakob von Uexküll-Centre in Tartu (Estonia)

on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of his birthday

and the

opening of the

 Jakob von Uexküll-Archiv 
für Umweltforschung und Biosemiotik

at the
University of Hamburg

Geomatikum, Bundesstr. 55

For REGISTRATION, click here !

 

 

Program:


Friday, 9th of January 15.00 Cinema, Abaton Kino , Allendeplatz 3 / Grindelhof
Unbemerkte Wirklichkeit - a film about J.v.Uexküll
(by Maximiliane Mainka, with the author's comments and english summaries.
The show will be repeated on Saturday 15.00,
and on Sunday, 18th of January, 11.00)


Location: Geomatikum, Bundesstraße 55, Hörsaal 1

18.00 Welcome / Begrüßung :
Jürgen Lüthje (President of the University of Hamburg)
Holger Fischer (Vice-president of the University of Hamburg)
Alexander Kreuzer (Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics)
Jörn Henning Wolf (Vice-president of the Joachim Jungius-Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften)
Thure von Uexküll (Prof.em. Freibu
rg)

 

18.30    Evening Lectures:

Jakob von Uexüll Jr. (The Right Livelihood Awards Foundation, London)
Jakob von Uexküll and Right Livelihood - The Current Actuality of his Weltanschauung

Torsten Rüting (Universität Hamburg, Fachbereich Mathematik, Schwerpunkt für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften,

Mathematik und Technik

Jakob von Uexküll and his Institut für Umweltforschung in Hamburg

Kalevi Kull (Department of Semiotics, Tartu University and Institute of Zoology and Botany, Estonia)
Steps in Science with Uexküll

Jesper Hoffmeyer (University of Copenhagen, Department of Biological Chemistry)
From Umwelt to Semiosphere
 
 

20.00 Celebration/Eröffnungsfeier
Geologisch Paläontologisches Museum (Basement of Geomatikum, Bundesstraße 55)

 
 
Saturday 10th of January

9.00-13.30 Morning Lectures (Chair Kalevi Kull)

Location: Geomatikum, Bundesstraße 55, Hörsaal 6


John Deely (Acting Executive Director of the Semiotic Society of America / University of St. Thomas, Houston)

Semiosis and Jakob von Uexküll's Concept of Umwelt
                       

Han-liang Chang (National Taiwan University, Institute of Foreign Languages and Literature)
Jakob von Uexküll Revisited: Semiotician or Hermeneutician?

Anton Markos (Charles University Praha Faculty of Sciences. Department of Philosophy and History of Science)
In the quest for novelty: Kauffman's biosphere and Lotman's semiosphere

Juipi Angelina Chien (National Taiwan University, Institute of Foreign Languages and Literature)
The Changing Shape of Schema: Reflections on the Uexküllian Crux
 

10.45-11.15      Coffee- or Tea-Break

Peter Klein (University of Hamburg Department of Pedagogicaol Sciences, Institut for Didactics of Sciencee)
If the brain was a digital computer, what would be it's program? An Uexküllian perspective

Tobias Cheung (REHSEIS/CNRS - Universite VII Paris)
From Protoplasm to Perception: Jakob von Uexküll and the Unity of Organismic Order

Mathias Gutmann (Universität Marburg, Institut für Philosophie)
Uexküll and modern Biology

Riin Magnus (Head of the Jacob von Uexküll-Centre, Tartu Estonia)
The first 10 years of the Jakob von Uexküll-Centre in Tartu

Andreas Weber (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin)
“Mimesis and Metaphor. The Biosemiotic Generation of meaning in Cassirer and Uexküll
 
 

13.30     Lunch, at restaurants nearby
 

15.00     Cinema, Abaton Kino , Allendeplatz 3 / Grindelhof
                Unbemerkte Wirklichkeit - a film about J.v.Uexküll
                ( by Maximiliane Mainka, with the author's comments and english summaries )

 
 
 

                                       Sunday, 11th of January
 

10.30    Excursion:
A stroll through the Umwelten of Jakob von Uexküll in Hamburg

( start at Dammtorpalais, Moorweidenstraße 34)

 

14.00     Archive opened  for research
 
 

                    Sunday, 18th of January

11.00     Cinema, Abaton Kino , Allendeplatz 3 / Grindelhof
                Unbemerkte Wirklichkeit - a film about J.v.Uexküll by Maximiliane Mainka