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 closed . Over 100 abstracts were received. Acceptances will be sent out by 13 November 2015.





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We are delighted to announce that Construction History is now abstracted and indexed in the Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) as well as in the Current Contents/Arts & Humanities and it is fully searchable on the WEB OF SCIENCE (all produced by Thomson Reuters). It is furthermore abstracted and indexed in SCIMAGO and SCOPUS (Elsevier). Papers from past volumes of Construction History are available on JSTOR and ProQuest.
This means all our authors can be sure of maximum exposure for their work.

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Cambridge University, Scroope Terrace
Cambridge, CB1 1PX