Call for Papers for the Annual Meeting of the European Coin Find Network 2024

The Annual Meeting of ECFN 2024 will take place at the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, Netherlands on November 6th-7th.

The deadline for the Call for Papers and Posters is 15th June 2024.

The 2024 meeting will be dedicated to two topics. Papers and posters are invited on the following subjects:

1. Digital aspects of the recording and analysis of coins, coin finds and collections,
including GIS and statistical analysis, databases, semantic web, visualisation, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

2. Coins, coin finds and the public.
How do archaeologists and numismatists interact with the non-academic community in recording and presenting coins and coin finds?
What are the challenges, and what experiences have particularly contributed to the success of finds recording schemes (PAN/PAS, local initiatives)?
Innovative ways of presenting coin finds, their context and significance to the general public.

The meeting will consist of two full days, and we envisage papers consisting of 15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes discussion, as well as a poster session. We might also consider the possibility of panel discussions.
The conference language is English.

Please submit proposals for papers and posters (name, institution, title, abstract of 150-200 words) by email to: ecfn2024(at)

Jan Pelsdonk
Rahel Ackermann
Dilyana Boteva
David Wigg-Wolf

Thank you!

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We hope that all of you have arrived home safely!

Thank you for making the 10th Joint Meeting of ECFN and & 2nd BulgNR TOGETHER an exciting scientific event!

It was an honour and pleasure to welcome you to Sofia, and we hope to see all of you soon!

The Organizing Team


Dear Colleagues, please find here information concerning some accommodation options in the proximity of the conference venue:

With the support of Fibank, there is an opportunity for reduced reservation prices (135 euros breakfast included for a standard room) in two five stars hotels located near the conference venue:

Sense Hotel (Sense Hotel Sofia)

Intercontinental Hotel (InterContinental)

Since there is a limited number of rooms available, all interested need to contact the Organizing team until 19 March 2023, providing the dates of their stay and the names of the residents. The administration of Fibank will make the booking of the rooms.

Coop Hotel Sofia (COOP Hotel Sofia)

All interested in staying at this hotel can register via the following platform:
In case of booking questions, please contact:

Hotel St. George Sofia (St. George Sofia)

All interested in staying at the St. George hotel, please contact the hotel directly via the following e-mails: and
Please provide the hotel administration with the information that your booking is from the quota of Sofia University for the numismatic conference “10th Joint Meeting of & BulgNR”.

In case you need additional support booking your stay in venues other than the ones enlisted above, please don’t hesitate to contact us!


All files must be sent via e-mail or file transfer platforms such as WeTransfer to the following e-mail address:

alternatively to:


Deadline for submission: 14th June 2023

The maximum size of the file should not exceed: 50 MB

Length of presentations: 15 minutes maximum

Technical Requirements for the PowerPoint Presentations

We have prepared a PowerPoint Presentation template and technical guidelines.

For the presentation’s title slide, please follow the template, fill out the predefined fields accordingly and keep the font colour.

The design of the subsequent slides is to be developed by the authors according to their original concept.

PowerPoint file format

  • Please keep the 16:9 ratio for your slides.
  • Please prepare your presentations in .pptx or .ppt file format. 

Additional Media for the Onsite Presentation

  • If there are additional video/audio files that cannot be embedded in the presentation but are going to be connected to it, i.e. via hyperlinks, please make sure to send them alongside the presentation file.  
  • Please check the quality of all embedded video/audio files in advance.
  • We recommend using the .mp4 file format for videos to ensure proper visualization.


  • There are no required fonts, but we suggest using ones from the built-in Microsoft office package to ensure the correct visualization.


  • .JPG is the recommended file format for inserted images to keep the size of the presentation up to 50MB.

Poster Session:

The poster session will be a combination of an intensive scientific slam format and traditional poster discussions.

The printed posters will be available for the audience from the first conference day (19.06).

The Poster session will take place on 21.06. It will start with a scientific slam. Each poster author/authors team will have 90 sec. and up to 2 slides to draw the audience’s attention to their work. After the slam ends, the session will continue with a discussion where everyone can approach the authors at their printed posters.

The organisers will assume the task of printing all posters. The files need to be prepared according to the following requirements.

Technical Requirements for Posters

Deadline for submission: 4th June 2023

N.B.! The slides for the slam must be sent together with the poster file in a separate .pptx/.ppt file.

We have prepared a template with the requirements described below. All fields are movable and flexible, they can also be deleted or multiplied. The authors have the freedom to develop their designs as they would like.

The only elements that are fixed are the placement of the conference logo and the place for a QR code.

The sim of the QR code is to provide the audience with the opportunity to get a good quality poster version on their mobile device by scanning the QR code instead of the traditional practice of taking pictures. The rights of the poster authors will be additionally protected with a watermark.

All authors that do not want a QR code on their poster need to state this when sending us the file for printing.


  • A0, vertical (84,1 x 118,9 cm) + 3 mm bleed all around (CMYK)
  • Pdf file or a flattened tiff or jpg.
  • 300 dpi CMYK
  • Background – if not white add bleeds around the edges


  • Text and other critical graphic elements must be placed at least 10 mm from the cutting edges.


  • 300 dpi

Font: Verdana


Dear colleagues,

The Faculty of History at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, The European Coin Find Network (ECFN) and the project are pleased to announce the call for papers for the international conference

10th Joint ECFN and Meeting &
2nd Bulgarian Numismatic Readings:
Traditional Numismatics and Digital Perspectives

The 10th Joint Meeting of the European Coin Find Network and will be held in conjunction with the Second Bulgarian Numismatic Readings in Sofia, Bulgaria, on June 19-23, 2023. It will be hosted by Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

The focus of the conference is on traditional numismatic studies of coin finds (Greek, Celtic, Roman, Medieval) and their interactions with modern digital technologies. The program will include four working days, organized in several consecutive sections with breaks for short trips to local points of interest within the city of Sofia (ancient Serdica). Also, a full-day trip to the archaeological site of Heraclea Sintica, the Blagoevgrad Museum of History, and the Rila Monastery is planned.

The participants may choose between the following program sections:

Posters are also very welcome (accepted format A0: 841 x 1189 mm, portrait).

The official conference languages are English, German, French, Italian, and Bulgarian (for the BulgNR participants).

To submit your application, please use the online form on the conference webpage

The deadline for submitting your proposal is 31/10/2022.

All proposals will be peer-reviewed and the applicants will be notified about acceptance within the deadlines announced on the conference webpage.

Information for travel and accommodation possibilities will be provided in due course on the conference webpage.

No fee is required for participating in the conference.

In case further information is needed, please contact us at:

Steering Committee:

Rahel C. Ackermann (Inventar der Fundmünzen der Schweiz, Switzerland)

Dilyana Boteva (Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria)

Mirjana Vojvoda (Institute of Archaeology, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia)

David Wigg-Wolf (Römisch-Germanische Kommission des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Germany)

Ulrike Peter, (Corpus Nummorum, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Germany)

Andrew Meadows, (University of Oxford, UK)

BulgNR is shifting to web conference

Dear colleagues,

Due to the pandemic situation, the BulgNR conference will take place exclusively online as anncounced so far 10th-12th November 2020. There will be no attended sessions in Sofia. We are convinced that our live discussions in the virtual space are going to be fully active and fruitful for knowledge and experience exchange on key research subjects!