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!

Fourth circular letter

Dear colleagues,

in prompt response to multiple queries and concerns of the participants about tense timetable to prepare video contributions, the Organizing Committee decided to reschedule Bulgarian Numismatic Readings to

10th-12th November 2020.  

In times of Covid-19 pandemic in Europe and political uncertainty in Bulgaria as well as potential difficulties to access host institution halls, the digital format of the Readings provides an appropriate platform to overcome various challenges facing our forum.   

The Organizing Committee is convinced the extended timetable will enable the participants to prepare video records of their contributions prior to 20th October

In the coming weeks you will be contacted by your individual coordinator concerning technical matters. 

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us. 

Third Circular letter

Dear colleagues,

We hope our third circular letter finds you well!

The Bulgarian Numismatic Readings team continues the preparations for the conference “History and Society in Numismatic Perspectives”. 

At present, we have received applications from colleagues from more than 10 countries. We would like to thank you all for the high interest towards the conference making this scientific forum possible! 

With respect to the current uncertain situation worldwide, the Organizing committee is aware of possible changes in the conference performance and shifting to a hybrid online event. For this purpose, and to allow all the registered colleagues who would be able or not to attend the conference in person to participate actively despite of the local time differences, we would like to ask you to create a video record of your presentation. The duration of the record should not exceed 15 minutes. We will follow up with more information about technical details for its preparation, also available soon on our newly created website:

The Organizing team offers also live support to make the recording process easy and enjoyable!

Please send us your video record at the conference mail not later than 20th September 2020.

The video records will be uploaded in a controlled environment in the conference YouTube channel, according to the conference program, which is in preparation.  They will be available to the all registered attendees of the conference after 5th October, during the original dates of the conference, and on-demand after the conference concludes.

During the conference dates 9th-11th October 2020, we will have LIVE online key lectures, round tables, and discussions. They will be accessible by a stable virtual room for the event with controlled access for presenters and registered participants. Thus, all the participants – attending the conference in person in Sofia or connected remotely – will have the chance to be fully active and enjoy our common meeting.

Due to the pandemic situation, at this point we are not able to suggest making travel reservations or accommodation bookings. In case the situation in early October 2020 allows it, we would of course support logistically the colleagues that will be able to travel, and suggest an uncomplicated short-term hotel booking. We believe that despite the hard times, only together we will be able to maintain our scholar community and continue our research!