Progress in Colour Studies 2020 (PICS2020)

The fifth Progress in Colour Studies conference will take place at Tallinn University, Estonia from Wednesday 17 June to Friday 19 June 2020.

Due to high interest of Progress in Colour Studies conference we received more abstracts that we expected. Final decisions will be sent out to corresponding authors in the end of January.

As with the previous conferences, the aim of Progress in Colour Studies conference in Tallinn is to provide a forum for discussion of recent and ongoing research and bringing together scholars from different disciplines.
We therefore welcome proposals for papers on colour studies from any area of interest, including but not limited to the following topics:

-    linguistics, psycholinguistics and colour in languages
-    colour in literature and poetry
-    translation of colour
-    vision, perception, cognition, memory
-    design, fashion
-    architecture, art, history, heritage, culture
-    imaging, computation, analysis, modelling
-    illumination, optics, photography, technology
-    conservation, chemistry, materials, surfaces

Authors are also encouraged to consider their own specialist colour expertise in the broader context of colour at the intersection of many disciplines.
Confirmed keynote speakers of the conference are: Asifa Majid (University of York, UK), Galina Paramei (Liverpool Hope University, UK), Delwin Lindsey (Ohio State University, US) and Carsten Levisen (Roskilde University, Denmark).
Along with four keynote speakers, the has a capacity host oral presentations (ca. 25-29) and up to two poster sessions.
Oral presentations will be allocated 25 minutes per speaker (20 minutes for the presentation plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion).
Proposals for group sessions (of 3-5 papers) are also welcome.

Venue: Tallinn University, Mare building, Uus-Sadama 5, 10120, Tallinn

For additional queries, please contact Mari Uusküla at

We look forward to welcoming you to PICS2020!

Mari Uusküla, on behalf of the organizing committee