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Subject: Call for papers--International Congress on Construction History

Call for papers--International Congress on Construction History

From: Jenn Cappeto <jcappeto<-a>
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Construction History Society of America (CHSA) is proud to
announce it will be hosting the 5th International Congress on
Construction History (5ICCH) to be held in Chicago, Illinois from
June 3-7, 2015.  We invite researchers, conservators, and
practitioners from all aspects of the history of construction to
submit paper abstracts for the congress, which follows successful
interdisciplinary congresses held in Madrid (2003), Cambridge UK
(2006), Cottbus (2009), and Paris (2012).

Papers will be published in the Congress proceedings and will be
presented by the authors at the Congress.  Each paper proposal must

    A title

    Authors' names and institutional affiliations,

    An abstract of 400 words,

    Key words (selected, if possible, from the list of topics and

    A one-page curriculum vitae indicating contact information,
    status, laboratory affiliation if relevant, and publications or
    other relevant work for each author.  This should be attached in
    a single file with the abstract.

Papers presented at the congress will be published in both
electronic and paper versions.  All papers and presentations must be
in English.  Please contact 5icch.chicago<-a t->gmail< . >com with any

Submit proposals to


by June 15, 2014.

Paper topics may include:

    Recording, preservation and conservation
    Building techniques in response to their environments
    Building materials, their history, production and use
    Building archaeology
    History and construction of specific projects
    Use of construction history for dating of historic fabric
    History of the building trades or specific builders
    Organization of construction work
    Wages and the economics of construction
    The development of building codes and regulations
    Trade unions and guilds
    Structural analysis and the development of structural forms
    Development of construction tools, cranes, scaffolding, etc
    History of services (heating, lighting etc.) in buildings
    The changing role of the professions in construction
    Computer simulation, experimentation and reconstruction
    Construction in architectural writing
    The role of construction history in education
    The bibliography of construction history
    The theory and practice of construction history

Important Dates:

    Deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2014
    Abstract decision notification: August 15, 2014
    Deadline for paper submission: February 1, 2015
    Deadline for final papers: March 31, 2015

For more information, visit


Jennifer Cappeto
Management Committee
Construction History Society of America
PO Box 93461
Atlanta GA 30377

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:45
                  Distributed: Saturday, May 17, 2014
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Received on Tuesday, 13 May, 2014

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