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Revised Call for Abstracts

26th January 2021

We are calling for more abstracts for the 8th annual conference. Please submit abstracts by 15 February. Details on front page of website

Conference Proceedings Released

6th April 2020

We are delighted to announce that the proceedings are now available to buy and can be ordered here

Online Conference Goes Live

2nd April 2020

The online conference is is now live. Papers can be viewed with presentations here. The conference website is here

14th March 2020

Seventh Annual Conference will move online. Queens’ College is cancelling conferences to be held in the college over the break. The proceedings are complete, so we will be moving to an online format this year. All speakers are being asked to record their talks in the next 14 days. We will have the capacity to have live question and answer sessions. Next year’s conference will be held on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April 2021 (Two full days) with departure after breakfast on the Monday 19th April 2021

AGM postponed

10th March 2020

We will be postponing the AGM until later in the summer to avoid the Coronovirus. We are also looking at arrangements for the forthcoming conference. We are looking at ways to bring this online and will be bringing more news soon

Coronavirus update

8th March 2020

Coronavirus update: the CHS is watching the situation as it develops. Announcements as regards the AGM and Conference will follow as the situation changes. Full refunds will be given to those who have booked and cannot come because of the virus


The Seventh Annual Construction History Conference Call for Abstracts Released

25th July 2019

The Seventh Annual Construction History Conference will be held in Queens’ College, Cambridge on the 3-5th April 2020. The call for abstracts has been released. Abstracts due by  1 October, Full Papers by 20 January 2020. The peer-reviewed proceedings will be published and available at the conference.







Seventh Annual Conference and International Symposium

25th July 2019


The Seventh Annual CHS Conference took place online and as a webinar on Saturday 4 April.

Papers are available online here.






The Proceedings are available on the publications page here

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 (2019)

3rd August 2018


Our AGM and the Sixth Annual Conference on Construction History was 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.. The theme of the first day was Water. The second day covered other aspects of Construction History. There was also a special session on Doors


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