The 7ICCH – Seventh International Congress on Construction History will be online and broadcast live from Lisbon, Portugal, on 12–16 July 2021. The event aims to provide a forum for researchers from all backgrounds to present the results of their work in the sphere of Construction History.

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 7ICCH is the first congress convened under the aegis of the International Federation of Construction History, founded in July 2018 in Brussels. The first edition of the International Congress on Construction History took place in Madrid in 2003. Since then, it has been a regular event organized at three-year intervals: previous editions were held in Cambridge (2006), Cottbus (2009), Paris (2012), Chicago (2015) and Brussels (2018).

The Congress is focused on the history of building construction and although the cross-over with other disciplines is strongly stimulated, the Congress will not accept papers that focus solely on the history of technology, architectural history, architectural theory or conservation and repair.

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. The 7ICCH Proceedings will be published in Open Access by CRC Balkema (Taylor & Francis Group) and printed on demand. 7ICCH Proceedings will be sent to multiple indexing services, including Elsevier (Scopus, Compendex and EI) and Clarivate Analytics, formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters (Web of Science). Both Elsevier and Clarivate Analytics have a review process prior to acceptance.

Best papers awards will be granted to PhD researchers who present a paper as first author at the 7ICCH congress, started their PhD in 2015-2020 and have not defended their doctorate in 2020.

The Organizing Committee wishes to thank all members of the Scientific Committee and the institutions that have already expressed their willingness to support the 7ICCH and make it a great success as in previous editions. We are looking forward to having you join us in July!



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