Skip navigation.

International Communicology Institute

⌘ EXECUTIVE OFFICE, WASHINGTON, District of Columbia, USA ⌘

  The Discipline of Communicology    

 

 

Communicology is the science of human communication.  One of the Human Science disciplines, it uses the logic based research methods of semiotics and phenomenology to explicate human consciousness and behavioral embodiment as discourse within global culture. Cognate subdiscipline applications include: (1) Art Communicology, (2) Clinical Communicology, (3) Media Communicology, and (4) Philosophy of Communicology.

(Continued in Definition: Communicology

 

Communicology is the study of human discourse in all of its semiotic and phenomenological manifestations of embodied consciousness and practice in the world of other people and their environment. As a young discipline in Human Science research, Communicology is the critical study of discourse and practice, especially the expressive body as mediated by the perception of cultural signs and codes. Communicology uses the logic based research method of semiotic phenomenology in which the expressive body discloses cultural codes, and cultural codes shape the perceptive body—an ongoing, dialectical, complex helix of twists and turns constituting the reflectivity, reversibility, and reflexivity of consciousness and experience. 

 
 

ICI logo International Research Conferences Featuring Communicology  


 

DETAILED LISTINGS, click on:  

  ANNOUNCEMENTS, Conferences Calls, Calls for Papers

 

 2017: International Communicology Conference — Poland

 

SECOND POLISH BATESON SYMPOSIUM

Theme: Ecology of Mind and Nature

"Roots,Ideas, and Practices: Batesonian Inspirations and Challenges for the Humanities and for the Management of Post-Industrial Zones"

The Silesian Botanical Garden in Mikolów (near Cracow and Katowice)

1 — 4  JUNE  2017

Contributing Organizer:  Zdzislaw Wasik, Fellow of I.C.I.

Submission Deadline: 15 January 2017

Principal Organizer: Lech Witkowski    E-Mail: lechwit@op.pl

Information on FaceBook:  pl-pl.facebook.com/polishbatesonresearchgroup/

ICI Organizer:  Zdzislaw Wasik, Fellow and European Coordinator of I.C.I.

 

 2017: International Phenomenology Conference — USA

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY COALITION OF NORTH AMERICAN PHENOMENOLOGISTS (ICNAP)

Theme:  "Phenomenology and Mindfulness"

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Ramapo, New Jersey

25 —28 May 2017

Submission Deadline: 15 March 2017

Information Online: www.icnap.org

 

 2017: 3rd Biennial Philosophy of Communication Conference — USA

 

DUQUESNE  UNIVERSITY

Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

5 — 7 June 2017

Principal Organizer: Ronald C. Arnett, Fellow of I.C.I.

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2017

Information Online: www.duq.edu/academics/schools/liberal-arts/academic-programs/communication-and-rhetorical-studies/3rd-biennial-philosophy-of-communication-conference

Information by Email: cec@duq.edu

       

2017: International Phenomenology Conference — POLAND

 

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SCIENCE RESEARCH CONFERENCE (IHSRC)

36th Annual Conference

"Between Necessity and Choice: Existential Dilemmas in the Human Life-World"

Jelenia Gora, Poland 

11 — 14 July 2017

Principal Organizers: Jozef Zaprucki and Julita Zaprucka, Scholars of ICI; Zdislaw Wasik and Elzbieta Magdalena Wasik, Fellows of ICI.

Information Online: www.kpswjg.pl/en/news/the-36th-international-human-science-research-conference-ldquo-between-necessity-and-choice-2017 http://wa.amu.edu.pl/wa/node/8030

 

2017: International Semiotics Conference — MEXICO

 

SEMIOTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA

42nd Annual Conference

Puebla, Mexico

September — October (Specific Dates Forthcoming)

Principal Organizer:  Javier Clavere, SSA Executive Director

Submissions: easy chair.org/conferences/

Information: semioticsocietyofamerica.org/contact/

 

 ICI Administration


 

ICI Logo Institute Director  

Richard L. Lanigan, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Communicology (Emeritus)
School of Communication, Speech Communication Department
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
Vita and PDF Publications avalable: siucarbondale.academia.edu/RichardLanigan

Executive Office — Communicology.org

CAPITOL HILL TOWER - Suite PH06
1000 NEW JERSEY AVENUE, S.E.
WASHINGTON, DC  20003-3377
USA
 
DC Transportation: "Navy Yard" Metro Station (by  Metro Train or Circulator Bus from "Union Station" [Amtrak])

 

  rlanigan@mac.com

 

ICI Logo Director of Integrated Media

Thomas D. Craig, D.Phil., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Centre for Applied Disability Studies 
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON  L2S 3A1
CANADA

  aporia@gmail.com

 

ICI Logo ICI Bureau of Regional — Continental Coordinators

 

AFRICA                                                       ♦ 

• Jean-Claude Mbarga (Cameroon)
• Keyan Tomaselli (South Africa)

 

AMERICA (NORTH)                                       ♦

• Paul Bouissac (Canada)
• Maureen Connolly (Canada)
• Thomas D. Craig (Canada)

• Isaac E. Catt (USA)

• Deborah Eicher-Catt (USA)

 

AMERICA (SOUTH)                                       ♦ 

• Fernando Andacht (Uruguay)
• José Enrique Finol (Venezuela)
• William B. Gomes (Brazil)
• Lucia Santaella (Brazil)

 

ASIA                                                           ♦

• Shushan Cai (P.R. China)
• Ersu Ding (P.R. China)
• Han-liang Chang (Taiwan)
• Du-Won Lee (South Korea)

 

AUSTRALIA                                                  ♦ 

• Horst Ruthrof (Australia)

 

EUROPE                                                      ♦

• Jeff Bernard (Austria) [✝]

• Gloria Withalm (Austria)
• Lennart Nørreklit (Denmark)
• Winfried Nöth (Germany)
• Roland Posner (Germany)

• Zdzisław Wąsik (Poland)

• Traian D. Stanciulescu (Romania)

 

MIDDLE EAST                                               ♦

• Mehdi Mohsenian-Rad (Iran)

 

  I C I  ACCREDITATIONS and CERTIFIED AFFILIATIONS


 

 MEMBER, Union of International Associations

http://www.uia.be

ICI Logo Representative:  

Richard L. Lanigan, Ph.D. 


 

   I A S S    

International Association for Semiotic Studies

Association Internationale de Sémiotique  

Asociación Internacional de Semiótica
Internationale Vereinigung für Semiotik

 

 MEMBER, International Association for Semiotic Studies

http://www.iass-ais.org

ICI Logo Representatives:    

Richard L. Lanigan, Ph.D., Executive Committee, USA Representative; Past Vice President

Maureen Connolly, Ph.D., Executive Committee, ICI Representative

Note: Many other ICI Fellows sit on the IASS Executive Committee as representatives of their own country.


 

   MEMBER, Organization of Phenomenological Organizations

http://www.o-p-o.net

ICI Logo Representatives:

Thomas D. Craig, D. Phil., Ph.D. 

Maureen Connolly, Ph.D.

Note: Many other ICI Fellows from disciplinary research associations and societies are OPO Representatives.


 

MEMBER, Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists (ICNAP)

www.icnap.org

ICI Logo Representative:

Richard L. Lanigan, Ph.D., ICNAP Founding Member


 

     ICI Founded at SIU on 7 July 2000

ICI Logo Founding Director:

Richard L. Lanigan, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Communicology 
School of Communication, Department of Speech Communication
Southern Illinois University: main campus at Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA