At “Senses and Meaning – Semiotic seminars 2022/2023”.

Our PI Jenny Ponzo will speak on Thursday 30 March at the Semiotics Seminars 2022-2023, this year dedicated to the theme “Senses and Meaning“.

Each seminar is dedicated to one of the five senses, starting from a text of Semiotics. Jenny Ponzo will talk about smell, re-reading “The Scent of Jasmine” by Algirdas Julien Greimas.

The meeting will be held at 2.30 pm at the University of Turin, Palazzo Nuovo, Via Sant’Ottavio 18, Sala Incontri 1 and online here.

We recall that Jenny Ponzo has already written an article on the subject of smell, The floral smell of sanctity and the semiotics of the halo. It appeared in the monographic issue of the online magazine Ocula Flowers of the soul. The symbolism of flowers in the religious imagination edited by Marco Papasidero e Francesco Galofaro.

What is NeMoSanctI?


NeMoSanctI is a research project carried out at the University of Turin. It studies how models of sanctity have changed after the Second Vatican Council. To this end, it applies a pioneering methodology based on semiotic theory to a wide corpus of normative, judicial, and narrative texts.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 757314).