About Signum

Signum is an international society established to advance the study of human mark use and to support scholars and other specialists involved with mark studies as a distinct field of inquiry. Many members are active in various academic disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, ethology and semiotics, while others work in the private sector researching the use of marks in the world of business.

Interested parties are invited to apply for membership by sending their name, address, and a short bio to the society at the following email address: info(at)markstudies(dot)org.

Signum Members

  • Gaybulla Babayarov – Uzbekistan, Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies *
  • David Bade – United States, University of Chicago *
  • Ferdy Hermes Barbon – Italy, Independent Researcher
  • Catherine Baroin – France, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique *
  • J. I. Barrera Maturana – Spain, Laboratorio de Arqueología y Arquitectura de la Ciudad *
  • Chandreyi Basu – United States, St. Lawrence University *
  • Napil Bazylkhan – Kazakhstan, Central State Museum of Kazakhstan *
  • Jean-Louis Van Belle – Belgium, Centre International de Recherches Glyptographiques *
  • Sir John Boardman – United Kingdom, University of Oxford *
  • Andrzej Buko – Poland, University of Warsaw *
  • Jane Caplan – United Kingdom, University of Oxford *
  • Alexey V. Chernetsov – Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences *
  • John Colarusso – Canada, McMaster University
  • Yvonne Eriksson – Sweden, Mälardalen University
  • Murtazali S. Gadjiev – Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences *
  • Jamie Gordon – United States, Independent Researcher
  • Imre Gráfik – Hungary, Budapest Museum of Ethnography *
  • Ben Haring – The Netherlands, Leiden University
  • Paul Harthoorn – The Netherlands, Nederlandse Genealogische Vereniging *
  • Zsolt Hunyadi – Hungary, Szeged University
  • Jangar Ilyasov – Uzbekistan, Fine Arts Scientific Research Institute *
  • Domenico Isabella – Italy, Independent Researcher *
  • Gabriel H. Jones – Canada, University of Ottawa
  • László Z. Karvalics – Hungary, Szeged University *
  • William Kiesel – United States, Independent Researcher *
  • Juan Antonio Souto Lasala – Spain, In Memoriam (1959 – 2011) *
  • Richard Leslie – United States, Independent Researcher *
  • Louis Liebenberg – South Africa, Cybertracker Conservation
  • Katina Lillios – United States, University of Iowa *
  • John Lloyd – United Kingdom, Independent Researcher
  • Nigel Love – South Africa, University of Cape Town *
  • Niccolò Manassero – Italy, University of Torino
  • Osman Mert – Turkey, Atatürk University *
  • Kyra van der Moezel – The Netherlands, Leiden University
  • Per Mollerup – Australia, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Jeff Murray – United States, University of Arkansas *
  • Maria Nilsson – Sweden, Lund University
  • Martina Olbertova – Ireland, Independent Researcher
  • Takashi Osawa – Japan, Osaka University *
  • Hasan Bülent Paksoy – United States, Baker College *
  • Oliver Timken Perrin – United States, Independent Researcher *
  • Joám Evans Pim – Galiza, Academia Galega da Língua Portuguesa *
  • W. Gerard Poole – United States, The Society for the Study of Music, Ritual and Experience *
  • Raúl Romero Medina – Spain, Universidad Cardenal Herrera
  • Frank Salomon – United States, University of Wisconsin *
  • Marta Santos – Portugal, Universidade de Coimbra
  • Melinda Simon – Hungary, Szeged University
  • Daniel Soliman – The Netherlands, Leiden University
  • Tuve Skånberg – Sweden, Sveriges riksdag *
  • Kathrin Barbara Stutz – Germany, Universität Konstanz *
  • Mehmet Tezcan – Turkey, Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi *
  • Ian Thorne – United States, Archemind Intelligent Artifice *
  • Sergei Voroniatov – Russia, The State Hermitage Museum
  • Dirk J. de Vries – The Netherlands, Leiden University
  • John Ward – United Kingdom, Gebel el Silsila Epigraphic Survey Project
  • Sergey Yatsenko – Russia, Russian State University for the Humanities *
  • Anton C. Zeven – The Netherlands, Wageningen Universiteit *

* Indicates Founding Member