TICCIH - the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage – is hereby inviting you to its 19th congress under the theme “Heritage in action: Legacies of industry in future making” in Kiruna, August 25 – 30, 2025. We invite interested researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for conference sessions.


The TICCIH 2025 congress focuses on tensions and controversies surrounding industrial heritage and its relation to wider tensions in present day society. It explores how we think about the past and about the future in the present, and how we construct historical narratives to connect the two, attach them to built environments and artefacts, in order to get where we want to go. It is a theme that addresses key global issues connected to the UN sustainability goals, and the goal conflicts emerging between them, but also pathways to bridging tensions through heritage. The theme also includes the issue of how we can work with contemporary industries as heritage and the heritage of the future.

In addition to the overall theme there are ten subthemes, nine thematic and one open. Choose one of the subthemes based on what suits your session/presentation best.

  1. Industrial Heritage and Traces of Colonialism 
  2. Heritage in Motion in Time and Space
  3. Industrial Heritage and a Sustainable Future
  4. Who’s Heritage – Inclusion or Exclusion?
  5. Post Industrial Heritage – For Whom?
  6. Action For a New Generation
  7. Industrial Heritage in Popular Culture – Dystopias or utopias. 
  8. Heritage at Risk
  9. AI – Friend or Foe?
  10. Open Themes

Submit your session abstract of no more than 300 words describing the objectives/topic of the session/roundtable talk, and a short description of each paper presented (if applicable). You can also attach one picture, figure, or table (png/jpg). Every submission also needs to attach a short bio of each presenter and chair (total 250 words)

Deadline of call for sessions: September 1, 2024


Congress: August 25 – 30, 2025.
Deadline of call for papers: TBA
Registration opens February 1, 2025.