7th Biennial on Construction History
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Indiana University, Bloomington
May 29-30, 2020
We invite researchers and practitioners from all aspects of the history of construction to submit presentation and paper abstracts on subjects relating to the Americas for the 7th Biennial Meeting on Construction History, to be held in Bloomington, IN at Indiana University. The meeting will be hosted by the Construction History Society of America and Indiana University on May 29-30, 2020and follows successful meetings of the CHSA held in College Park, MD (2018), Seattle, WA (10thAnniversary Members’ Meeting 2017), Austin, TX (2016), Minneapolis MN (2014), Cambridge MA (2012), Philadelphia PA (2010), and Atlanta GA (2008).
Some of the finest limestone in the United States can be found in the hills around Bloomington, Indiana, and stonecutters sourcedthe stone from massive quarries and build facades of prominent buildings such as the Washington National Cathedral, the Empire State Building, and the Pentagon. CHSA is pleased to announce a tour to explore a working mill and a historic quarry as part of the conference schedule.
Abstracts for Presentation
Abstracts for presentationimply that the author(s) intent is to present the subject within a 20-minute slideshow.
CHSA encourages authors to also submit full papers to ConstructionHistory according to their publication schedules. The acceptance of an abstract for the CHSA Meeting does not exempt papers from the Journal’s review process.
Each abstract must include:
authors’ names, contact information, institutional affiliations
an abstract of 4000 characters (maximum)
key words (selected, if possible, from the list of topics and subjects),
a one-page curriculum vitae indicating contact information, status, laboratory affiliation if relevant, and publications or other relevant work for each author.
All presentations must be in English and related to Construction in North and South America.
Abstract topics may include:
Stereotomy and Stone Construction
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
Military or Army Corps of Engineers
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
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
January 2, 2020 Abstract Deadline
January 15, 2020 Online Registration Open
February 1, 2020 Author Notification
February 15, 2020 Authors must register by this date
May 29-30, 2020 7thBiennial Meeting on Construction History