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The Sixth Annual Smolny Student Conference

The Sixth Annual Smolny International Student Conference "Multidisciplinarity in Science and Art: Trends and Perspectives" (58-60 Galernaya Street).

This year the Smolny Conference program includes panel presentations, roundtable discussions, workshops, lectures of leading scholars and teachers from St.Petersburg State University, as well as film screenings, show-debate and other events, offering students from different countries great opportunities for networking and collaboration.

The working languages of the Smolny Conference are English and Russian. Conference has no registration fee.

Program

21 April, Friday

10:00-6:00pm Registration

11:00-2:00pm Pre-Conference Video Roundtable Discussion "Heuristic Potential of Cultural Studies in Multidisciplinary Research" Chair: Audra-Kristina Zabulionite (SPbSU)

3:00-5:00pm Pre-Conference Roundtable Discussion "Comparative Studies of Local Identities". Chair: Daniel Kotsyubinsky, Ilya Kalinin, Valery Timofeev (SPbSU)

2:00-6:00pm Excursions and free time

6:00-7:00pm Official Opening Ceremony

7:00-9:00pm Welcome Reception

22 April, Saturday

10:00-12:00am Opening Remarks and Discussion on the Synthesis of Science and Art. Speakers: Tatiana Chernigovskaya, Ivan Chechot (SPbSU)

10:00-12:00am Coffee-Break

12:15-2:15pm Panels (Session 1):

  • History. Chair: Daniel Kotsyubinsky (SPbSU)
  • Music and Theatre. Chair: Vladimir Orlov (SPbSU)
  • Natural Sciences. Chair: Michael Allakhverdov, Yuri Kuperin, Natalia Slioussar (SPbSU)
  • Philology and Literature. Chair: Valery Timofeev (SPbSU)
  • Philosophy. Chair: Eugene Malyshkin (SPbSU)
  • Political Sciences. Chair: Pavel Kononenko, Ivan Tsvetkov (SPbSU)
  • Social Sciences. Chair: Ilya Kalinin, Denis Kadochnikov, Grigory Tulchinsky (SPbSU)
  • Visual Arts. Chair: Olga Davydova, Artem Radeev, Natalia Fedorova (SPbSU)

2:15-3:15pm Dinner

3:15-5:15pm Panels (Session 2):

  • History. Chair: Daniel Kotsyubinsky (SPbSU)
  • Music and Theatre. Chair: Vladimir Orlov (SPbSU)
  • Natural Sciences. Chair: Michael Allakhverdov, Yuri Kuperin, Natalia Slioussar (SPbSU)
  • Philology and Literature. Chair: Valery Timofeev (SPbSU)
  • Philosophy. Chair: Eugene Malyshkin (SPbSU)
  • Political Sciences. Chair: Pavel Kononenko, Ivan Tsvetkov (SPbSU)
  • Social Sciences. Chair: Ilya Kalinin, Denis Kadochnikov, Grigory Tulchinsky (SPbSU)
  • Visual Arts. Chair: Olga Davydova, Artem Radeev, Natalia Fedorova (SPbSU)

5:30-7:00pm Show-debate (in English). Topic: "Should Individuals Embrace Start-up Culture and Start Their own Companies or Should they Pursue Traditional Career Paths?"

7:30-9:00pm Language and Thinking Show (in English)

7:30-9:00pm Students' Short Film Festival "SmolShorts"

9:00-11:00pm Sightseeing Bus Tour: Saint Petersburg at night

23 April, Sunday

10:00-12:00am Workshop

  • "How Not To: A Guide to Writing Bad Abstracts and Articles" (requires knowledge of Russian language). Chair: Denis Akhapkin (SPbSU)
  • Workshop "Employer and Applicant: A Dialogue or...". Chair: Kirill Chernin (T-Systems)
  • Workshop "'Academic Style' and 'Author's Voice' in a Scientific Paper: Are They Compatible?". Chair: Valery Timofeev (SPbSU)
  • Roundtable Discussion "The Role of Women in Promoting and Studying Art". Chair: Ivan Chechot (SPbSU)
  • Roundtable Discussion on Global Citizenship (in English). Chair: Jonathan Becker (Bard College, USA)
  • Roundtable Discussion "Experts' Guide on How to Succeed With Уour Project" Chair: 2nd year master's students at SPbSU, invited experts
  • Model UN (First Part). Chair: Pavel Kononenko (SPbSU)

12:00-12:15pm Coffee-Break

12:20-2:20pm Panels (Session 3):

History. Chair: Daniel Kotsyubinsky (SPbSU)

Music and Theatre. Chair: Vladimir Orlov (SPbSU)

Natural Sciences. Michael Allakhverdov, Yuri Kuperin, Natalia Slioussar (SPbSU)

Philology and Literature. Chair: Valery Timofeev (SPbSU)

Social Sciences. Chair: Ilya Kalinin, Denis Kadochnikov, Grigory Tulchinsky (SPbSU)

Visual Arts. Chair: Olga Davydova, Artem Radeev, Natalia Fedorova (SPbSU)

Model UN (Second Part). Chair: Pavel Kononenko, Ivan Tsvetkov (SPbSU)

2:20-3:30pm Dinner

3:30-4:30pm Panels (Session 4):

  • History. Chair: Daniel Kotsyubinsky (SPbSU)
  • Natural Sciences. Chair: Michael Allakhverdov, Yuri Kuperin, Natalia Slioussar (SPbSU)
  • Philology and Literature. Chair: Valery Timofeev (SPbSU)
  • Political Sciences. Chair: Pavel Kononenko, Ivan Tsvetkov (SPbSU)
  • Social Sciences. Chair: Ilya Kalinin, Denis Kadochnikov, Grigory Tulchinsky (SPbSU)
  • Visual Arts. Chair: Olga Davydova, Artem Radeev, Natalia Fedorova (SPbSU)

4:45-6:15pm Keynote Lecture "Genetic Approaches in Humanities". Speakers: Nikolay Уankovsky, Svetlana Borinskaya (Vavilov Institute of General Genetics)

6:30-8:00pm Interactive Keynote Lecture "How Did a Physicist and Art Become Friends at the Hermitage". Speaker: Dmitry Prokuratov (The State Hermitage Museum)

8:00-9:00 Closing and Award Ceremony