Night Whites 2018

The Fourth St. Petersburg Winter Workshop on Experimental Studies of Speech and Language (Night Whites 2018) will be hosted by St. Petersburg State University, Russia, on February 26-27, 2018. The talks will focus on topics broadly defined as experimental studies of human language. The keynote lectures at the workshop will be given by:

  • Victor Kuperman, McMaster University, Canada
  • Giacomo Rizzolatti, University of Parma, Italy
  • Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Gabriella Vigliocco, University College London, United Kingdom

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers working on language for an event that will transcend disciplinary boundaries to give a snapshot of the current state-of-the-art in the field and encourage new contacts, ideas and collaborations. Unlike most international events held in Russia’s Northern Capital that see the city packed with tourists during the White Night season around midsummer, we will meet in the depth of dark cold Russian winter. Among the advantages are low hotel rates and flight fares, hot scientific discussions (not hindered by the urge to party outside), beautiful city without crowds and some of the most exotic short winter days to be seen on the planet and lots of snow — if we are lucky.

We are pleased to waive conference participation fees for all workshop presenters. We wish to thank the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St.Petersburg State University for their hospitality in hosting this event.

The Organising Committee:
Tatiana Chernigovskaya, St.Petersburg State University
Kira Gor, University of Maryland
Andriy Myachykov, Northumbria University and Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Tatiana Petrova, St.Petersburg State University
Yury Shtyrov, Aarhus University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and St.Petersburg State University
Natalia Slioussar, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and St.Petersburg State University

Student volunteers from St.Petersburg State University:
Anastasiia Generalova, Sofiya Popova,
as well as Polina Yanchuk, Maya Zheltyakova, Anna Ischenko, Alyona Pavlova, Maria Levintsova, Ekaterina Bogdanova and Ksenya Gorbatova