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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.

The call for papers is officially closed. Thank you all for your submissions!

Current concerns regarding COVID-19

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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  • Current concerns regarding COVID-19 17. 3. 2020
    Dear all, We are closely following the development of the situation in the Czech Republic regarding COVID-19. For the time being, we have no plans to reschedule the Gatherings, and we are hopeful the situation will improve as we approach…
  • Call for papers officially closed 9. 3. 2020
    The CFP is officially closed now. We are really happy to have received all your abstracts and will be notifying authors about their papers soon!
  • Deadline is extended! 4. 3. 2020
    Given the growing interest in the event in Olomouc, we are glad to announce that the abstract submission deadline is extended to 8th of March, 2020.
  • Deadline for abstracts extended! 29. 2. 2020
    Sometimes you just need a little more time, so we are extending the deadline for abstracts until March 8! If you haven’t submitted your abstract, do so as soon as possible before the deadline!

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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