Student Prize

The Building of the Tower of Babel; First Master of the Bible historiale of Jean de Berry (French, active about 1390 - about 1400), Unknown; Paris, France; about 1390 - 1400. Image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

The Building of the Tower of Babel; First Master of the Bible historiale of Jean de Berry (French, active about 1390 – about 1400), Unknown; Paris, France; about 1390 – 1400. Image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

Essay Prize

The Essay Prize formerly known as the Stanley Smith Prize is awarded annually for the best student essay on subjects related to construction history. Construction History is understood in its broadest sense to include studies of the economic history of building construction, histories of the building trades, studies of vernacular architecture from the point of view of its construction, studies of the construction of single buildings, etc, etc. The topic can be on any country or any period and submissions are welcome from students from all countries at any stage of their education, including those who have recently graduated.

The winner receives a book token and if appropriate the chance to have the essay published in Construction History.

Essays should be submitted by the student’s tutor or department and universities and colleges should apply to the Secretary for details: secretary@constructionhistory.co.uk.

Applications are encouraged from the authors of suitable works. Please read our application guidelines.

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19/02/17

We are delighted to announce the Annual general Meeting will be held at the conference on Saturday 8 April 2017. The Annual Lecture will be by Tom F. Peters entitled “”Culture, Construction and Bridge Building: Western and Chinese traditions in construction technology”. The annual general meeting and lecture are free to all members. The full programme of the rest of the conference is now available to download here

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