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We are pleased to host the 20th Gatherings in Biosemiotics at the Department of General Linguistics, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Palacký University is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic (1573) and one of the main centers of research in Moravia.

Watch the stream LIVE here!

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The Gatherings in Biosemiotics are supported by the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies.

Access the ISBS website.  Download the 2012 book.  

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  • YouTube channel 27. 11. 2020
    If you didn’t manage to register, remember you can follow the conference live on our website and on our YouTube channel,
  • Registration is open! 19. 10. 2020
    Dear biosemiotic community,   We’re glad to announce the registration for the 20th Gatherings in Biosemiotics is open on our website! Head to the Registration section in order to fill the form and register for the conference.
  • Announcement on current situation 15. 10. 2020
    Dear biosemiotic community, As you know, Europe is being hit by a second wave of high infection rates and countries are once again imposing restrictions in order to contain the pandemic. The Czech Republic is no exception, and both the…
  • Final dates announced for Gatherings 2020 30. 6. 2020
    The final dates for the Gatherings in Biosemiotics 2020 have been announced for 24—28 November. We hope to see you here!

About Palacký University

Palacký University Olomouc is the second-oldest university in Czechia, educating scholars since the 16th century. The city of Olomouc is also the place of one of the richest national heritage sites, second only to Prague. A second home to more than 23,000 students from around the world, Olomouc is a university town, sometimes nicknamed the “Czech Oxford”. Its old center boasts a number of admired historical sights – a multitude of churches of various denominations and architectural styles, a majestic renaissance town hall, a number of monumental statues and fountains as well as remnants of mighty 18th century fortifications.


Palacký University’s eight faculties provide hundreds of study programmes, encompassing virtually all areas of contemporary arts and sciences. With science and research being the university’s top priorities, its research teams utilize state-of-the-art technologies and students assist in solving scientific research projects. It currently ranks among Europe’s elite research facilities in a number of fields, excelling particularly in nanotechnology, optics, experimental chemistry and medicine, as well as special education, kinanthropology and physiotherapy.

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