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Polylogue and synthesis of the arts: history and modernity, theory and practice

International academic conference

The conference is bilingual and interdisciplinary; we therefore would like to invite from both Russia and the Netherlands art historians, musicologists, linguists, philosophers, cultural scholars, historians, musicians and artists, specialists in the field of photography and film art, teachers and PhD-candidates.


Location and time

Sint-Petersburg, N.A. Rimski-Korsakov state conservatory Saint-Petersburg, 4-5 March 2019.


N.A. Rimski-Korsakov state conservatory Saint-Petersburg

Netherlands Institute in Saint-Petersburg

Centre for arts and music of the V.V. Majakovski state library, Nevski prospekt, 20.


English and Russian


  • Mankovskaya Nadezhda Borisovna
  • Khrenov Nikolay Andreyevich
  • Prozerski Vadim Viktorovich
  • Ustyugova Yelena Nikolayevna
  • Grigorenko Anatoly Joerevich
  • Kolyadenko Nina Pavlovna
  • Tyulenev Sergey Vladimirovich
  • Zakharov Nikolay Vladimirovich

The programme will be published later. Check our website later for updates.


The conference will cover the following subjects:

  1. The problems of the synthesis of the arts: theory and history.
  2. The problems of the synthesis of genres and styles.
  3. From synesthesia to the synthesis of the arts.
  4. Synesthesia and synthesis of the arts in musical education.

Registration and application

Registration and application is possibible up to the 1st of Januari 2019 in one of the following three forms:

  • attend the conference and give a conference presentation (maximum of 15 min.);
  • poster presentation and participation from a distance (including a publication in the conference proceedings);
  • passive participation as listener.

Please register by sending an e-mail with your choice of attendance to or