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Chicago: „Call for papers“ für den 5th Congress on Construction History in Chicago vom 3.-7. Juni 2015 veröffentlicht

Bis zum 15. Juni 2014 (Verlängerung!) werden Beitragsvorschläge für den fünften internationalen Kongress für Bautechnikgeschichte entgegengenommen, der vom 3. bis 7. Juni 2015 in Chicago stattfinden soll. Noch vorher, am 23.- 25. April, trifft sich die im vergangenen Jahr gegründete Gesellschaft für Bautechnikgeschichte an der ETH Zürich zu ihrer zweiten Jahrestagung…

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Die Einladung im Wortlaut:

We invite researchers and practitioners from all aspects of the history of construction to submit paper abstracts for the 5th International Congress on Construction History, to be held in Chicago and hosted by the Construction History Society of America June 3-7,2015. The congress follows on successful interdisciplinary congresses held in Madrid (2003), Cambridge UK (2006), Cottbus (2009), and Paris (2012).

Paper and Presentation Proposals: Papers will be published in the Congress proceedings and will be presented by the authors at the Congress. Each paper proposal must include:

– 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, aboratory affiliation if relevant, and publications or other relevant work for each author.

Papers presented at the congress will be published in both electronic and paper versions. All papers and presentations must be in English. Please contact with any questions.

Submission: Submit proposals here

by June 15, 2014.


Paper topics may include:

– History and construction of specific projects

– 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

– Building techniques in response to their environments

– Building materials, their history, production and use

– History of services (heating, lighting etc.) in buildings

– The changing role of the professions in construction

– Building archaeology

– Computer simulation, experimentation and reconstruction

– Use of construction history for dating of historic fabric

– Recording, preservation and conservation

– 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


(Quelle: vom 10. 5. 2015)



Gesellschaft für Bautechnikgeschichte (mit Anmeldebogen zum ICCH5)

Website des 5th Congress on Construction History