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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are encouraged from the authors of suitable works. Please read our application guidelines.
The deadline for submission for abstracts for the Second Annual Conference has been extended to 15 October 2014. The call for abstracts can be downloaded here. More details of the conference can be found at the conference website here.All News
Construction History Society
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Cambridge University, Scroope Terrace
Cambridge, CB1 1PX