Thank you for your submissions. Abstract submissions are now closed.

We are what we build and how we build; thus, the study of Construction History is now more than ever at the centre of current debates as to the shape of a sustainable future for humankind. Under the main theme “History of Construction Cultures”, the Congress will provide an opportunity to celebrate and expand our understanding of the ways in which everyday building activities have been perceived and experienced in different cultures, times and places.

The general call for abstracts has invited proposals as single contributions dealing with a broad range of construction history topics as well as to be included in thematic sessions. Topics cover a broad range of construction history subjects (construction determinants and their relation with design, extraction and processing of materials, site management, works execution processes, knowledge transfer, actors, machines, tools, building legislation, construction - politics, economy and society, etc. Proposals can approach these subjects from any time period (from ancient times to the 20th century), have any geographical scope (local to intercontinental) and discuss any type of buildings and structures (e.g. vaults; shells; spatial structures; trusses; bridges; industrial/residential/public/religious; stadiums and pavilions; military constructions; infrastructures and public works). Thematic sessions are the result of a previous successful call collecting a significant number of proposals from senior and young researchers coming from all over the world (New Zealand, Australia, China, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, United Kingdom, Belgium, Russia and Switzerland) aiming to cover important problematics, historical periods and different regions of the globe.

After the reviewing process, if your abstract is selected for a paper presentation at the congress, you will be notified by 1 September 2020. The deadline to submit full papers is 15 November 2020. Papers presented at the congress will be published in the 7ICCH Proceedings, which will be available at the conference. 7ICCH Proceedings will be published and printed by CRC Balkema (Taylor & Francis Group) and sent to multiple indexing services The official language of the conference is English. All proposals must be submitted in English and all presentations must be delivered in English. Translation and interpreting services will not be available.

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