TICCIH 2021 Call for sessions and papers

To submit a proposal for a session, please click and fill this form | Pour soumettre une proposition, veuillez cliquer et remplir le formulaire

To submit a proposal for a paper or prototype, please click and fill this form | Pour soumettre une proposition, veuillez cliquer et remplir le formulaire

The deadline for the call for sessions is September 1st 2020
The deadline for the call for papers and prototypes is October 31st 2020
The deadline to submit full papers for accepted proposals is April 30th 2021

This XVIII TICCIH Congress considers the manifestations, discourses, policies, and stakes of industrial heritage—as an artifact, a phenomenon, a tool of empowerment; in communities, societies, or any material or mental environment. It seeks to strengthen the investigation and the understanding of industrial heritage as an inclusive topic to be addressed from diverse geographical regions and disciplinary fields. Subthemes range from the legacies of the Second Industrial Revolution to the future of working-class, company towns to heritage-based sustainable development, deindustrialization to issues of urban preservation.
The theme “Industrial Heritage Reloaded” is designed to encourage a redeployment of reflections and practices beyond classical “post-industrial” formulations coloured by escheat and obsolescence. It thus aims to further decompartmentalize industrial heritage, as instigated by previous congresses. While reserving a space for discussion on buildings and their conservation, as well as, naturally, on other industrial infrastructure and artefacts, the 2021 TICCIH congress in Montreal is designed to perpetuate and renew research and exchanges on less-discussed areas of industrial heritage, by addressing the identity of industrial civilization from the angle of its representations, culture, and territories, and of their documentation and enrichment.

Submissions for sessions should be sent with an abstract of no more than 500 words outlining the objectives of the session/roundtable in relation to the goals of TICCIH and the theme of the congress. Submissions for sessions should be accompanied by a brief resume (biographical notice and main publications or achievements) of the organizer(s). It is expected that all session proposals will include a preliminary outline of content; closed sessions, roundtable and research-creation proposals, in particular, will also include a preliminary presentation of participants.

Submissions for papers or prototypes should be sent with a brief resume (biographical notice and main publications or achievements) of no more than 300 words and an abstract of no more than 600 words presenting the topic or main argument, its relation to one of the themes of the conference (or to a specific session) and its interest in the field of industrial heritage. Papers abstracts should also demonstrate scientific quality through references to a theoretical framework, a methodology or by outlining the contribution to knowledge. It is expected that prototype submissions also outline their contribution and state how the prototype format will allow a better understanding of the subject treated.

Papers and prototypes submitted independently will be forwarded to session organizers following of their assessment by the scientific committee.

The conference will host four session types:

Regular sessions are sessions containing three or more 20-minutes papers which draw on recent research, empirical or theoretical, and relate to precise cases, approaches or methodologies to address a theme through a specific angle. These can include the participation of a discussant. Regular sessions can be either open, with papers submitted by authors following the general call for papers and/or specific call for papers circulated by session organizers, or closed and designed in collaboration by session organizers and the authors. It is thus expected that closed session proposals include a preliminary list of participants (at least 3 and up to 9).

Prototype sessions are series of very short presentations (180 seconds and 6 slides), enlightening precise aspects of a collective work or specific contributions relating to a field of knowledge or practice.

Roundtables that bring together researchers, practitioners or decision-makers around a precise question, which is addressed by each participant for a maximum of 5 to 10 minutes, then through reciprocating questions, answers and dialogs animated by a chair and/or a discussant. Roundtable proposals must include a preliminary outline of content, including participants (at least 3 and up to 6) and questions to be addressed.

– As the conference whishes to expand boundaries of the study and understanding of industrial heritage, it will welcome non-traditional proposals dedicated to the development of knowledge and innovation through artistic or multimedia expression and experimentation. Such research-creation sessions or installations present critically informed work, situated with research activity, in a variety of media. They can gather any number of participants and will be peer reviewed as with other proposals.

Submissions can be made in English or French.