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.

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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 theme of the first day will be Water. The second day will cover any aspect of Construction History. There will be a special session on Doors

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

Call for Abstracts: Water

General Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts- Special Session(s) on Doors

Conference in Honour of Professor Werner Lorenz 26-28 Sept 2018 Cottbus

A conference in honour of Professor Werner Lorenz who was the first person to hold a Chair of Construction History will be held in Cottbus from the 26-28 September and retired this year. Please see the programme for details of how to attend

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The Calls of abstracts for the next conference are now available:

Call for Abstracts: Water

CHS General Call for Abstracts

Call for Special Session on Doors


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