call for papers–Construction History

[Very happy about this, and hoping some AF readers might submit…!]

With the founding of the Construction History Society of America and the global scope of the triennial International Congresses on Construction History, the discipline of Construction History is enjoying its broadest audience yet.  To recognize this wider audience and to support the discipline’s growth in North and South America, Construction History is dedicating a forthcoming issue to the Americas.
The Editors of Construction History and Guest Editor Thomas Leslie, seek a broad range of papers that will reflect the breadth of interest and topics currently active.  Papers that explore previously under-studied examples, or that expand the geography of the Americas beyond the United States are particularly welcome.  Topics may include materials, design, management, engineering, or pure construction.  To be considered for inclusion, abstracts should be submitted by 31 January 2012, with accepted papers to be submitted in full by 31 May 2012. Abstracts and papers are to be submitted to with a copy to Thomas Leslie at Notes for contributors will be sent on acceptance of the abstract.  Information on the Journal itself is available online at; the American branch of the Society is also online at


Construction History, the journal of the Construction History Society, is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal which is published annually.  It is the leading international journal in its field, and enjoys a high reputation in the diversity, breadth and detail of its coverage. The journal covers all aspects of construction history and recent papers have ranged from buildings in early China to construction processes in the modern USA, and from nineteenth-century British bridge building to the use

of concrete in India and Mexico.  The scope embraces both technical and non-technical aspects of construction history. Among technical issues covered in Construction History are construction materials and components, buildings, infrastructure, building form, construction processes and plant.

Non-technical aspects of construction include funding, organizations, company history, labor, education and historical sources. The journal does not include papers about the refurbishment of existing buildings or engineering structures.

2 thoughts on “call for papers–Construction History

  1. Thomas,
    This is great news indeed. I am going to apply – from Spain – with a paper on the heroic period of glazed curtain walling in 20th century America, after the Chicago boom and before NYC 1950. My interest is the analysis of the pioneering built examples, what were their architects’ intentions and how those intentions compared with equivalent examples in Europe.
    From the Boley Building in Kansas (1908) to the Equitable Building in Portland (1948). Those were the days!


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