Orange County Branch Newsletter

May 2012

Construction History Society of America


Call For Papers

The Construction Society of America announces its third meeting to be held on November 2-3, 2012 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. The meeting will occur over two days, with the first day devoted to Construction History in the Americas, 1850-1950, and the second day devoted to Guastavino Construction, to coincide with a major public exhibition at the Boston Public Library on the work of the Guastavino Construction Company. A wide range of papers on construction history in the Americas will be considered.

CHSA was formed in 2007 in response to a growing level of interest among academics and practitioners in the subject. The association operates as a branch of the Construction History Society of the UK and maintains links with other international societies.

Call for Papers and Sessions

Papers: Authors interested in presenting a paper at the meeting are invited to submit an abstract (250 - 400 words) by June 1, 2012. The submittal must include full contact details (name, degree, affiliation, address, telephone and e-mail). It should be sent by e-mail as a PDF to [email protected]


Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and authors will be notified by June 30, 2012. Presentation materials will be required by October 1, 2012.

Sessions: Those wishing to organize a session around a selected theme are invited to submit an outline of the subject and to list no more than three proposed speakers, their topics and full contact details including those of the session chair. This submittal shall be sent by e- mail as a PDF to [email protected] by May 1, 2012. Further information may be requested by the Program Committee and final advice will be given concerning acceptance or otherwise by June 30, 2012. Presentation materials will be required by October 1, 2012.

Topic Guidance

The Program Committee wishes to encourage a broad range of papers dealing with any aspect of construction history. However, preference will be given to abstracts focused on the urban development of nineteenth and early twentieth century American cities. This includes not only the physical results (infrastructure and building) but also the processes used in their development. Subjects dealing with Canadian, Mexican and at other Latin American locations will be welcomed.

The Committee recognizes that many of our members have interests in construction history that extend beyond the Americas. Papers or sessions on such subjects will be considered, but priority will be given to those devoted to American subjects.

Presenters will be expected to register for the conference at a reduced rate and no assistance can be extended for travel and other expenses.

Student Stipends

CHSA intends to raise sponsorship for students to assist with travel, registration and other expenses and students are therefore encouraged to submit abstracts.

Issued by:
Construction History Society of America
PO Box 93461
Atlanta, GA 303077
[email protected]
www.constructionhistorysociety.org/

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