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Call for Abstracts
Histories of Water in Construction History

 

CHS Annual Conference in collaboration with Cambridge Faculty of Architecture
Queens’ College, Cambridge, 5-7 April 2019

 

The aim of this year’s Annual Construction History Society Conference from the 5-7 April 2019 is to explore the interrelationship between construction and water in the history of building technology. The aim of the first day is to provide a forum in which scholars from a variety of disciplines can explore the subject of water and architecture and engineering from multiple perspectives. Topics might include but are not limited to :

• The development of fountains, dams, aqueducts, taps, reservoirs, sewers, sanitary systems, drains, water towers, bath-houses, cisterns, step wells, water mills, irrigation systems, water supplies for building sites, canals, moats, docks, and harbours.

• The relationship between water supply and the construction of cities in the ancient world.

• The design methods used by engineers, architects or scientists in the development of hydraulic systems.

• How designers in the past addressed the relationship between structure and water.

• The roles of the various professions and trades in the development of water systems.

• The history of hydraulic engineering and its close association with the development of mechanical engineering as a discipline.

• Impact of building services on development of building construction.

• Advances in construction technology and materials on the history of water infrastructure.

The second day will consider any paper on the subject of construction history including a special session on doors (see separate calls for abstracts).

This is a history conference. The review panel will only accept papers that are based on historical research or involve the study of historic technologies. Papers on building conservation, such as the retrofitting modern services into historic building, are not within the scope of this conference and will not be considered

Abstract submission
This first call is a call for abstracts. Abstracts should be 300-500 words long and should, include the full names, academic affiliation or employer, a description of the subject proposed, the sources to be used, and where it fits within, or how it relates to the current literature on the topic, together with address and email contact details. Submissions should be made to chs@aha.cam.ac.uk. The submission date for the abstracts is 14 October 2018.

Process and Paper Submission
The abstracts will be peer-reviewed and the authors informed of the results by 30 October. The final paper must be submitted by 14 January 2018. Final papers will be 5000 words/30,000 characters and can include 10 images. The editors reserve the right to reject papers that do not meet the necessary standards at this stage.

Publication
Successful papers will be prepared for publication in February and printed in March. The proceedings are published as an edited book.
All final accepted papers must be presented at the conference by at least one of the authors
Papers will not be accepted by those who fail to pay the full registration fee and are not able to attend the conference. The conference runs from 5-7 April 2019 in Queens’ College, Cambridge. Please do not submit an abstract if you are unable to attend.

History of Building Construction

 

CHS Annual Conference in collaboration with the Cambridge Faculty of Architecture Queens’ College, Cambridge, 5-7 April 2019

 

As in previous years the 2019 Annual Conference will be held in Queens’ and at this stage the committee invite abstracts on any aspect of construction history. General papers will be limited to day 2 (Saturday). The first day will be devoted to the history of Water (see separate call).

Possible subjects for this general call include:
Construction in the Ancient World
Roman Construction
Building in the Middle Ages
Bridges
Arches, Vaults and Domes
Stone construction
Steel construction
Concrete construction
Building Accounts and Contracts
Writing on Building Construction
Transmission of building technology
Bricks and brick Construction
Terracotta and tiles
Guilds, labour relations and trade unions
Roof structure and coverings
Foundations
History of Building services
Iron in construction
Rivets, Fixings and joints
Curtain walling and cladding
Glass and structural glazing
Plasters, Cements and mortars
Railways and canals
Lightweight structures
Scaffolding, cranes and temporary
works
Prefabrication
Long span structures
Development of structural theory

Papers will not be accepted that do not adress the history of construction but are simply descriptions of conservation projects or techniques. Nor will modern structural calculations proving historic buildings stand up. Abstract submission Abstracts should be 300-500 words long and should include the full names, academic affiliation or employer, a description of the subject proposed, the sources to be used, and where it fits within or how it relates to the current literature on the topic, together with address and email contact details. Submissions should be made to chs@aha.cam.ac.uk. The submission date for the abstracts is 14 October 2018.

Process and Paper Submission
The abstracts will be peer-reviewed and the authors informed of the results by 30 October. The final paper must be submitted by 14 January 2019. Final papers will be 5000 words/30,000 characters and can include up to 10 images. The editors reserve the right to reject papers that do not meet the necessary standards at this stage.

Publication
Successful papers will be prepared for publication in February and printed in March. The proceedings are published as an edited book.

All final accepted papers must be presented at the conference by at least one of the authors

Papers will not be accepted by those who fail to pay the full registration fee and are not able to attend the conference. The conference runs from 5-7 April 2019 in Queens’ College, Cambridge. Please do not submit an abstract if you are unable to attend.

Special Session(s) on Doors

 

CHS Annual Conference in collaboration with CIBSE and the Cambridge Faculty of Architecture
Queens’ College, Cambridge, 5-7 April 2019

 

As in previous years the 2019 Annual Conference will be held in Queens’ and at this stage the committee invite abstracts on any aspect of construction history. On day 2 (Saturday) we wish to have one (or more) sessions devoted entirely to the subject Doors. The first day will be devoted to the history of Water (see separate call). Possible subjects for this general call include:

Ancient or Medieval doors
Locks
Hinges
The structure of doors
The use of Iron in door construction
Rivets, Fixings and joints used in doors
The introduction of new materials in
door construction
The tradesman involved in the
production of doors glazing
The discussion of doors in books on
building construction
Bronze doors
Stone doors
Framed doors
Timber gates and gatehouses

Papers will not be accepted that do not look at the history of construction but are simply descriptions of conservation projects or techniques. Nor will modern structural calculations proving historic buildings stand up.

Abstract submission
Abstracts should be 300-500 words max and should, include the full names, academic affiliation or employer, a description of the subject proposed, the sources to be used, and where it fits within or how it relates to the current literature on the topic, together with address and email contact details. Submissions should be made to
chs@aha.cam.ac.uk. The submission date for the abstracts is 14 October 2018.

Process and Paper Submission
The abstracts will be peer-reviewed and the authors informed of the results by 30 October. The final paper must be submitted by 14 January 2019. Final papers will be 5000 words/30,000 characters and can include up to 10 images. The editors reserve the right to reject papers that do not meet the necessary standards at this stage.

Publication
Successful papers will be prepared for publication in February and printed in March. The proceedings are published as an edited book.

All final accepted papers must be presented at the conference by at least one of the authors

Papers will not be accepted by those who fail to pay the full registration fee and are not able to attend the conference. The conference runs from 5-7 April 2019 in Queens’ College, Cambridge. Please do not submit an abstract if you are unable to attend.