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.
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The ninth annual conference of the Construction History Society will be held from Friday-Sunday 1-3 April 2022 in Queens’ College, Cambridge. The theme will be Timber Construction. It will be preceded by a one day conference on Thursday 31 March on James Essex, the eighteenth century architect and builder. The conference will be in hybrid mode with a live audience in Queens’ and live presentations but where necessary presentations online. All those delivering papers must register for the conference. The committee aim to produce the printed proceedings to be available on the first day f he conference. Calls for abstracts:
Abstracts must be sent to email@example.com by 29 November 2021. Acceptances will be provided by 5 December 2021. Full papers must be sent to the scientific committee by 14 February 2022.
The individual papers and the talks can all be downloaded and viewed here.
A printed version of the conference proceedings can be purchased here.
The Seventh Annual CHS Conference is still online. 53 papers were peer-reviewed and presented.
The general theme of the conference was Iron and Steel but there are papers on a wide range of subjects.
See the conference website here
All the papers and presentations are available online here
The proceedings are available to order online (price £40) here
The calls for abstracts for the next annual conference to be held in Queens’ College, Cambridge 1-3 April 2022 are available here:
The call for abstracts for the one-day conference on James Essex to be held on 31 March 2022 is available here:All News
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