March 1, 2020 (Deadline for abstract submissions)


New Mexico, USA.

(Partially Funded)


Terra 2021 13th World Congress on Earthen Architectural Heritage

This is the thirteenth international congress organized by the earthen architecture community under the aegis of ICOMOS since 1972, and the second to be held in New Mexico, thirty years after Adobe 90 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Terra 2021 is expected to draw up to 600 specialists in the fields of conservation, anthropology, archaeology, architecture and engineering, scientific research, site management, and sustainable development of earthen architectural heritage.

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The four-day program will include presentations, posters and videos / digital media that reflect the latest research and best practice in the study and conservation of earthen heritage around the world. The wealth, variety and significance of earthen heritage in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the greater region of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico make it an ideal setting for the congress and will help inform and stimulate conversations around earthen heritage. The program will include sessions presenting technical information, management issues, methodology, advances in research, case studies and guidelines for best practice.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Southwestern US and Northern Mexico
  • Archaeological Sites
  • Historic Buildings and Structures
  • Urban Settings
  • Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes
  • Advances in Research
  • History of Conservation
  • Education and Advocacy
  • Risk and Vulnerability
  • Care by and for Communities

P.S: For detailed descriptions of each theme, please visit the Call for Abstracts page.

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

4 Days.

Key Dates:

March 1, 2020Deadline for abstract submissions
June 2020Second announcement
June 2020Registration opens for congress, pre-congress workshops and post-congress tours
August 2020Paper / poster / digital media acceptance notice and mailing of guidelines to authors
February 2021Early bird registration closes
June 5 – 7, 2021Pre-congress workshops
June 8 – 11, 2021Terra 2021 13th World Congress on Earthen Architectural Heritage
June 12 – 15, 2021Post-congress tours
October 31, 2021Deadline for submission of papers for publication in the Terra 2021 Proceedings
March 2022Authors notified of paper acceptance

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • For whom are interested in the study and conservation of earthen heritage around the world.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Limited sources of funding may be available for participants who need financial assistance to attend the congress. Participants must indicate a need for funding with their registration.

How to Apply

First Step: Click on “Submit an abstract”

Second Step: Create an author profile

Third Step: Add your abstract

P.s: Optional pre-congress workshops and post-congress tours are available. Detailed itineraries, costs, and registration information for the pre-congress workshops and the post-congress tours will be provided in the next Terra 2021 announcement, scheduled to be posted online in June 2020. Registration for the pre-congress workshops and the post – congress tours will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Advance payment will be required.

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