ICOMOS four international scientific committees on Vernacular Architecture, Earthen Architectural Heritage, Wood Architecture Heritage and Energy, Sustainability and Climate change are jointly organizing the international conference on ‘Earthen and wood vernacular heritage and climate change’ under the patronage of ICOMOS Sweden.

The conference welcome practitioners, scholars, educators and students in the fields of vernacular architecture, wooden and earthen buildings, culture heritage, building conservation and restoration, energy and sustainability, climate change to submit their proposal and join the conference different activities.

Full papers will be double blind reviewed and published with ISBN number in the conference proceedings.

The conference will be both physical and digital. The conference might be shifted totally online due to the uncertainty of the pandemic situation. More will be posted regarding this matter when we come closer to the conference date.

Malmö University and Kulturen Museum host this conference and welcome you!

Conference themes

  • Vulnerability of vernacular buildings to climate change
  • Effects of energy regulations on vernacular heritage buildings
  • Natural materials and building conservation (techniques and methods)
  • Education in sustainable development for vernacular heritage buildings
  • Vernacular built heritage in post COVID-19 world.

Deadline for the abstract is 15th  of December

Abstract registration portal  


Key dates


  • 15th of December 2020 - Deadline for abstracts 


  • 1st of February - Announcing the selected abstracts
  • 1st of April - Deadline for full paper submission
  • 1st of May - Comments back to authors
  • 1st of June - Deadline for final paper submission
  • 15th of June - Deadline for early bird registration
  • 28th- 30thAugust - Conference days


  • ICOMOS members                      150 Euros
  • Scientific committee members    125 Euros
  • Doctoral students                        100 Euros
  • Students                                      75 Euros
  • Practitioners                                175 Euros
  • Regular attendees                      175 Euros 


  • ICOMOS Sweden
  • ICOMOS International Scientific committee on Vernacular Architecture
  • ICOMOS International Scientific committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage
  • ICOMOS International Scientific committee on Wood Architecture Heritage
  • ICOMOS International Scientific committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate change

Contact info

Conference Chair, Marwa Dabaieh

Conference program

Registration - Friday the 27th of August

09:00 - 12:00 Pre-conference registration at Kulturen Museum in Lund

Day one - Saturday the 28th of August

09:00 – 09:30 Formal opening speech

09:30 – 10:30 Keynote speaker one

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00 Session one

12:00- 14:00 Lunch break and guided tour at Kulturen

14:00- 15:00 Session two

15:00- 16:00 Session three

16:00- 16:30 Final wrap up and concluding day one

Day two - Sunday the 29th of August

09:00 – 10:00 Keynote two

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 11:30   Session one

11:30 - 12:30    Session two

12:30- 14:15    Lunch and tour in Lund

14:30- 15:30    Session three

15:30 - 16:30   Session four

16:30- 17:00 Final wrap up and concluding day two

Day three - Monday the 30th of August

09:00 – 10:00 Keynote three

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 11:30 Session one

11:30 - 12:30 Session two

12:30- 14:30 Lunch and technical visit

15:00- 16:00 Conference closing session and recommendations

16:00 -17:00 Scientific committee three parallel meetings

18:00 - Conference closing dinner at Grand Hotel in Lund

Post conference - Tuesday the 31st of August

Post conference tour, optional.