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.

Still confused about what construction history is? Read more here

Third Annual Conference on Construction History April 2016


Our AGM and the Third Annual Conference on Construction History will be held in Cambridge 8 and 9 April 2016 with  tours of buildings on Sunday 10 and an annual lecture and dinner on the Saturday night.

The AGM and annual lecture are free to all members.


Book online at the University of Cambridge website

Papers are now in and confirmation of receipt of paper will be issued by 1 February. If you have submitted a paper and not received an acknowledgment please email here.

Papers will then be edited and returned to authors by 14 February for approval before going to publication.




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Conference booking  for the Third Annual Conference in Queens’ College, Cambridge is now available online. Confirmation of acceptance of papers will be sent out by 1 February.

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