Extended deadline for submission of proposals: September 15, 2013. The new deadline is final. Abstracts received after that date will likely not be accepted.

Those interested in presenting a paper or a poster at the symposium are invited to submit a proposal to runforum (a) nordiska.uu.se by September 15, 2013. Proposals should include the following:

  • Participant’s name
  • Participant’s affiliation (if applicable)
  • Participant’s e-mail and contact information
  • What type of presentation you would like to give at the conference: poster or paper/lecture.
  • A title
  • An abstract containing between 1,400 and 2,800 keystrokes (including spaces). Use an ordinary text document (Microsoft Word, Apache Openoffice etc.) and stick to Unicode characters whenever possible. We encourage you to use a font that covers runes, phonetic symbols and relevant characters with diacritics, for instance Junicode. For runes and transliterations you might also use Svante Lagmans standard fonts Runlitt A and Futhark A (however, do not use his TMS Special) or the Bergen fonts Gullskoen and Gullhornet.
  • An indication if you would like your proposal to be part of a thematic session. (This presupposes independent contacts between interested parties.) Organizers of thematic sessions should include a session topic abstract along with their individual paper proposals, as well as a list of the other contributors.

All lecture rooms will be equipped with a computer and a projector.

The theme of the conference is “Reading Runes: Discovery, Decipherment, Documentation”. The preliminary program provides room for some forty papers plus possibility for poster presentations. The organisers hope that most of the papers will pursue the prescribed theme and will give priority to those that do so. The format for the presentations will be 20 minutes alotted for the paper itself and five minutes for discussion. Abstracts will be made available well in advance.

Accepted languages are Danish, English, Norwegian, Swedish and German. Please indicate if you wish to give your talk in another language than that of the abstract.

Welcome to Nyköping, Sweden in 2014.