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.

Read more about the benefits of membership and how to join here.

Still confused about what construction history is? Read more here

Seventh Annual Conference and International Symposium

The Seventh Annual CHS Conference  is 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


Any queries please contact Natcha Ruamsanitwong (chs@aha.cam.ac.uk)


Eighth Annual CHS Conference (2021) and International Symposium 

We are delighted to be able to announce the date of the Eight Annual CHS Conference and International Symposium which will take place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April 2021 (Two full days) with departure after breakfast on the Monday 19th April 2021. The dates are slightly later than normal because Easter falls early next year. The call for abstracts will go out in May. We are considering a special theme for next year’s conference. Please send your ideas to Natcha Ruamsanitwong (chs@aha.cam.ac.uk)

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