The XII International Smolny Student Conference
Application submission is completed
April 12-14, 2024
Under the arch
The arch is a place of transition. As an architectural form, the arch is a supporting structure and a pillar. It serves as an entrance and an exit at the same time, withdraws into itself, becoming a separate space.

Everything around us fills up our thoughts with uncertainty.
Following the arch, we may find a temporary shelter that allows us the necessary stability to reflect what is happening.

At the same time, the metaphorical arch connects outer and inner, old and new, native and foreign, pointing the way for a constant movement. So a researcher can broaden the horizons of knowledge without breaking up with tradition or leaving a solid ground behind.

So do we: not only count on the support of our community but also continue looking for explorers with the same spirit outside Smolny.
Smolny Student Conference is an annual interdisciplinary conference that brings together young scientists from around the world.

The program of the conference traditionally includes not only sectional reports, but also lectures of renowned scientists and artists, leading teachers and professionals, round tables and workshops.
How is the conference going?
What is SmolCon?
In 2024, it is planned to hold the conference in a mixed format: participants will be able to choose online or offline participation.

The languages of the Conference are Russian and English.

Application submission is now completed. If you want cooperation or suggestions for the conference program that are not related to the main scientific work, write to the mail

This year after undergoing the selection process the participants from universities other than SPbU must provide the registration fee of 500₽.
Who can participate?
Students of bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, postgraduate studies and young scientists under the age of 35 with no degree are invited to participate.
Visual arts
Game studies
Oriental studies
Cinema and video
Music and theatre
Cognitive sciences
Philology and literature
Social and political sciences
Sociology and anthropology
The main sections of the conference
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