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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Third Annual Conference on Construction History 2016


Our AGM and the Third Annual Conference on Construction History will be held in Cambridge 8 and 9 April 2016 including tours of buildings and an annual lecture and dinner. The AGM and annual lecture are free to all members.

The Call for Abstracts is now open. All abstracts need to be submitted by the 30  September 2015

The Call for abstracts can be found here




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Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the society will take place on Saturday 21 March at Queens’ College Cambridge at 11.30 as part of the annual conference. All members of the society are welcome to come to the meeting free of charge and it will be followed by the annual lecture. This year’s annual lecture is by Professor Linda Clarke. Title: Valuing Construction Labour. If you wish to attend but are not coming to the conference please contact the secretary.

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Cambridge University, Scroope Terrace
Cambridge, CB1 1PX