Department of Archaeology

Guidelines for poster

We encourage researchers at all stages of their career (including undergraduates) to present posters, on any aspect of food and drink, at the conference. Prizes are awarded for the best contributions and help is available for meeting the costs of poster printing.

To submit a poster please download the poster proposal form and return by email to Naomi Sykes. The deadline for receipt of poster proposals is April 1st  2009.


Style and size

  • When using MS PowerPoint to create your poster, change the slide setup to custom and specify 84.1cm x 118.9cm. This will create a poster sized A0. Set slide to portrait and prepare layout in columns for text and diagrams.
  • Avoid using all capitals (not so easily readable in headings over five words) and do not underline. The following format is recommended:
  • Title – 80pt Arial bold (centred) unless it exceeds three lines (use a smaller point size or shorten the title)
  • Main headings – 36pt Arial bold
  • Body Text – use at least 20pt Arial justified text. Anything smaller is difficult to read on a poster
  • Captions – 18pt italic
  • Maintain consistency by using the same text sizes and image width on all figures.
  • The less text the better – at conference people are likely to be attracted to highly visual, low text posters


Funding for poster printing

Several bursaries will be available to print posters at The University of Nottingham. If you awarded one of these grants we will require your posters in digital format no later than one week before the conference.


Publishing of posters

A4 copies of all posters will be published in the conference pack. Please state whether or not you will be willing to publish your poster in this format when you submit your poster presentation and abstract form.



Department of Archaeology

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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