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Call for abstracts for Sixth Annual Conference closed

1st November 2018

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

Sixth Annual Conference of the Construction History Society

3rd August 2018


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

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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

3rd August 2018

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

Programme for Conference

Call for Abstracts for CHS Annual Conference

3rd August 2018

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


Change in International Banking Details

29th April 2018

Our bank have announced that they are changing our IBAN and BIC numbers. This will not affect anyone who pays by PayPal/credit card through this website but may affect you if you make a regular international payment. If in doubt please contact the secretary

Proceedings of Fifth Conference now available to buy

18th April 2018

The proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference are now available to buy at a 50% discount to all members here

Trip to Peterborough Medieval Vaults

18th February 2018

A trip has been organised after the annual conference to the top of the medieval fan vaults of Peterborough Cathedral.   Download details of the trip here and the new revised programme here

Revised Programme for Conference

12th February 2018

Download the revised programme  here

Draft Conference Programme added

7th February 2018

See the first draft programme for the conference here:  Fifth annual CHS Conference Draft Programme c.1.5

Online Booking for AGM and Conference

27th January 2018

The online booking site is now up and running for this year’s AGM and Annual Conference. Click here

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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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