Daina Teters



Daina Teters, Doctor of Philosophy, started working at the Latvian Academy of Culture in the second half of the 1990s in parallel with her work at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of History and Philosophy of the University of Latvia.  From 2004 to 2012, she was the Vice-Rector of the Latvian Academy of Culture in studies and scientific and artistic work. In 2004, in Lyon she was elected to the International Association for Semiotic Research (Paris, France), she is a Board member of the said Association and an international expert in semiotics. She has been an elected member of the International Institute of Communication Studies (Washington, DC, USA) and a member of the International Scientific Council of the Academy of Cultural Heritage (Finland-Greece) for more than ten years. In 2005, she presented MetaMind, a metadisciplinary research, for the evaluation of international scientific associations, within the framework of which six international scientific-artistic projects were organized. Three books of this project have been published in English – “Metamorphoses of the Mind: Out of one’s Mind, Losing one’s Mind, Light-mindedness, Mindlessness” (2008), “Metamorphoses of the World: Traces, Shadows, Reflections, Echoes, and Metaphors” (2010), “Metamorphoses of the Absolute” (2018), and two more books are still in the pipeline. Professor Teters works on transnational research projects and writes scientific articles mainly in German, English, French and Catalan.

Her research interests are related to theoretical and cultural semiotics, especially the semiotics of time and space and the possibilities of applying semiotics in the philosophy of science. Since her work on her thesis the problems of scientific methodology, strategies of thought in the XX / XXI centuries, as well as forgotten and as yet unknown ideas have been main themes of her scientific work.

LECTURE COURSES: Semiotics of culture; 20th century thinking traditions in cultural strategies; 20th century philosophy; Psychoanalysis and culture; Modernism and modernity; 21st century philosophy and art; Research in the arts and humanities: specifics, theories, methods.

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