The Construction History Society is the society for all those who are enthusiastic about any aspect of the history of construction. Our members come from all walks of life. You might be someone who has an interesting story to tell, someone who collects items to do with buildings or any scholar who works on the history of buildings. We encourage people to take an interest in how the world around them has been built and those that built it.

The Society is devoted to the  promotion and study of the history of construction. It aims to identify and protect sources of information and archives to do with construction history and to organise and sponsor events and publications that help achieve these aims. It has members from all over the world.

Read more about the benefits of membership and how to join here.

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Sixth Annual Conference on Construction History April 2019


Our AGM and the Sixth Annual Conference on Construction History will be held in Cambridge on 5, 6  and 7 April 2019 with the AGM on Saturday 6 April and an annual lecture and dinner on the Saturday night and a tour on Sunday 7 April.Further details will be released in due course. The first day will feature paper on the theme of Water. The second day will cover any aspect of Construction History. There will be also be a special session on Doors

For all queries about the conference email chs@aha.cam.ac.uk

The Call for abstracts is now closed. 

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The call for abstracts is now closed. We received over 65 abstracts. The conference will include 45-50 papers over two days.

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