Ereditare e trasmettere le forme visive. Da Focillon e Warburg a Manovich (e Midjournéy)

Maria Giulia Dondero

Maria Giulia Dondero

Docente di Semiotica e Direttrice del Fondo Nazionale Belga per la Ricerca Scientifica

Università di Liegi

Maria Giulia Dondero, PhD, is a Research Director of the National Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) and Professor at the University of Liège where she teaches Visual Semiotics.

She is the author of four books: Les langages de l’image. De la peinture aux Big Visual Data, Paris, Hermann Éditions, 2020 (English augmented version: The Language of Images. The Forms and the Forces, Cham, Springer, 2020); Des images à problèmes. Le sens du visuel à l’épreuve de l’image scientifique, with J. Fontanille, Limoges, Pulim, 2012 (Eng. trans. The Semiotic Challenge of Scientific Images. A Test Case for Visual Meaning, Ottawa, Legas, 2014); Sémiotique de la photographie, with P. Basso (Limoges, Pulim, 2011); Le sacré dans l’image photographique (Paris, Hermès, 2009). She has published around 80 peer-reviewed articles in French, Italian, English; some of her works have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Polish. She has directed 30 collective works and special issues on semiotic theory of visual language, scientific and artistic images, and photography. She is Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed Journal Signata Annales des Sémiotiques / Annals of Semiotics ( (Scopus, ANVUR and DOAJ) and Co-director of the collection ‘Sigilla’ at Presses universitaires de Liège. She is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals and General Secretary of the International Association for Visual Semiotics (IAVS/AISV) since 2015 and Vice-President of the French Association for Semiotics (AFS) since 2013. She has been Visiting Professor at the University of Manouba, Tunisia (2012 and 2013); at the UNESP, Brazil (2014, 2016, 2019, 2023), at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Mexico (2017), at Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas University (2019-2020), at Celsa Sorbonne Université (2020-2021), France, at the University of Turin, Italy (2020-2021) and Visiting Researcher at UCLA (2009), University of Southern California (2020) and at Purdue University (Indiana) (2022), USA.