There will be a poster session during the conference. Posters will be on display for general browsing and there will also be a dedicated session when poster-presenters will be at hand to discuss their posters. Posters will also allow you to present your research even if you cannot come to the conference. We do not mind if you present both a paper and a poster, preferably on two different topics.
If you are interested in presenting a poster at the F.E.R.C.AN. workshop in October, please contact the conference organisers (see “Contacts”).
If this is the first time you are creating a conference poster, here are some general tips:
- A conference poster is usually a large-format poster to communicate your research. You can present your own personal research, some recent discoveries or new interpretations/readings, but you can also present a research project/institution (e.g., the F.E.R.C.AN. project of the Austrian Academy of Sciences)
- Your poster should preferably be A1 or, even better, A0 format.
- You are free to design it as you wish, but please add your name, institution and e-mail address on the poster.
- The poster should contain: short title, introduction (aims/objectives), explaining your novel approach and your amazing results; it can contain images, graphs, statistics, bibliographic references, etc. – Keep the text short: the delegates should be able to read your poster in less than 5 minutes
- Try to be creative in your design; create an eye-catching poster
- Good software for creating posters is, for example, Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress. It is also possible to use, for example, PowerPoint.
- In addition to the poster, it is a good idea to also create a handout with the key points for the conference delegates so that people remember your poster and your contact details (if you send us your handout before the conference, we can include it in the conference packs).
Some useful links for poster design
Posters include, for example:
Jane Masséglia (Oxford), Home and Abroad: Roman Soldiers and Celtic Gods in the Ashmolean Museum.
Vladimir Petrović & Vojislav Filipović (Belgrade, Serbia), Epigraphic and Archaeological Testimonies about the Celtic Presence in the Upper Timachus Valley (East Moesia Superior).
Florian Blanchard (Brest, France), Le cavalier à l’anguipède et la religion gallo-romaine.
Cristina Giradi (Graz, Austria), On the trail of plural divinities’ places of worship in Cisalpine Gaul.
Csaba Szabó (Pécs, Hungary), Individual religious acts of Celtic women in Apulum.
Paola Tomasi (Pavia, Italy), Hercules’ cult in middle-eastern Transpadana (regio XI). Two case-studies from Cedrate (Varese) and Laus Pompeia.
Posters can be found on our Facebook FERCAN2014 group page.
The example below shows you how NOT to do a poster! Although the format (AO) allows the viewer to read the text, altogether this poster clearly has too much text, too much information, and a rather confusing layout. See weblinks below for hints and tutorials on how to create a good conference poster.