International Congress on Construction History
The next International Congress on Construction History will be held in Paris from the 3rd to the 7th of July 2012. You will find the "Call for Abstracts" and the "List of Topics and Subjects" below. Additional information is available on the Congress website: www.icch-paris2012.fr
We invite researchers from all disciplines concerned with the history of construction—whether they be historians or experts, experienced or young researchers—to submit 20-minute paper abstracts for the 4th International Congress on Construction History. The proposal should include:
a title followed by the name(s) of the author(s) and institutional affiliation(s);
an abstract of 400 words maximum that must contain mention of the sources consulted.
six key words (selected, if possible, from the list of topics and subjects);
a short curriculum vitae of one page maximum indicating contact information, status, laboratory affiliation if relevant, as well as a list of your most important or most recent publications.
Prospective speakers should submit proposals to us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 15 April 2011. Two members of the Scientific Committee will evaluate each proposal. The results of these deliberations will be communicated before 31 June 2011. This will give authors of accepted proposals six months to complete their papers—following the publication format guidelines that will appear on the web-site under the header “Instructions for Papers”—to be sent no later than 31 December 2011. The paper will then be evaluated by the Scientific Committee, which has the right to accept the text as it is, request modifications or refuse the text submitted.
After approval by the Scientific Committee, the papers will be published in both paper and electronic versions. In the electronic publication, authors who would like to may, in addition to the English version of their article, also publish a version in the language of their choice.
We have drawn up a thematic list of topics and subjects attempting to cover the various aspects of the history of construction. Undoubtedly, the submitted and accepted abstracts will challenge this scheme, thereby revealing the state of research in construction history in 2012. They will intersect with the suggested thematics, giving rise to new and stimulating debates. One of the interests of the Congress is just this: to discover the richness of research today in construction history.
However, as you are aware, the history of construction should not be confused with the history of architecture, of urbanism or of heritage, even if it maintains privileged and sometimes direct links with these disciplines. Any proposition must therefore make sure to respect the distinctions that constitute construction history.
Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention (and especially that of non English speaking researchers) to the fact that the texts must be written in impeccable English in order to not detract from the quality of the publication that will result from this congress.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2011
Decision regarding abstracts: 31 June 2011
Deadline for papers: 31 December 2011
Decision regarding papers: 31 January 2011
Topics and Subjects in Construction History
History of Construction: Object of Study or Discipline?
Definitions of construction history and/or its components
Relationships to related disciplines (history of technology, archaeology, geology, ecology, urbanism, landscape)
Sources: buildings, archives and documents
Methods of research, analysis and evaluation; communications tools
Teaching, pedagogy with regard to engineers and architects
Theoretical Thought and Applied Sciences
Ideas, design, competitions
Applied Sciences: engineering, natural disasters and fire, interior environment (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, acoustics), hydraulics, structural morphology, ergonomics
Scientific and technical controversies
Function, feasibility, sustainability
Model, modeling, analytical methods
Constitution, diffusion and transfer of knowledge
Relations between science and practice
The technical publication: technical writing and drawings
Experimentation, control, quality
Constructive techniques and materials
Techniques and applied arts: Stereotomy, carpentry, masonry, engineering (civil, military, maritime), technology, cladding, decoration
Heritage: expertise, preservation, restoration, rehabilitation
Constructive elements: foundations and floors, walls, bays, elements of support and stability, spanning (lintel, arc, vault, ceiling), frame, roofing, staircase.
Constructive process: prefabrication, standardization, technical gestures, disorderliness and faulty workmanship, reuse
Materials: earth, wood, metal, stone, concrete, glass, fabric, composite materials, binders
Tools, instruments, apparatuses, machines, heavy equipment
Places of practice: workshops, lodges, construction sites
Infrastructure and public works: bridges, dams, roadways and diverse networks
Social and cultural perspectives
Law: estimates and contracts, legislation, regulations, codes, technical norms and trade practices, customs, expertise, control, patents, ownership, leasing, easements, neighborliness, responsibility, architect, client
Economy: history of companies, construction trades, economic analyses of construction, accounts, prices, cost, wages, financing, production, quantity surveying, estimating, risk, speculation
Social history of labor: training, teaching, academies, technical literature, archives, corporations, craft industry, trade-guilds, emigration/immigration, organization of work
Construction professions and knowledge of the trades, biographies
Construction politics and policies
Cultural influences of the society on construction and vice versa (construction history in literature, cinema and television).
Rubriques à consulter
- Appels clos (pour information)
- Projet de dictionnaire historique de la comptabilité
- Revue d'histoire des chemins de fer
- Postes et Télécommunications, entre public et privé, jusqu'en 1990
- Retour sur le Gilded Age : monde des affaires et classe politique à la fin du XIXe siècle
- Archéologie et patrimoine industriels : l’espace gardois et ses marges du temps de Colbert aux années 1970
- Les mobilités sociales, géographiques et professionnelles dans les fonctions publiques, du XIXe siècle à nos jours
- L’économie du privilège. Europe occidentale XVIe-XIXe siècle
- Carlos III Madrid Future Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) Meeting
- Pratiques marchandes à l'Age du Commerce, 1650-1850
- History of ‘economics as culture’
- Retailing and Institutions, c. 1400-2000
- Distribution: Historical Perspectives, c.1400-2000
- Le quotidien des techniques. Pratiques sociales et désordres techniques au XIXe siècle
- Religion and the Marketplace: New Perspectives and New Findings
- Food and Beverages: Retailing, Distribution and Consumption in Historical Perspective
- Justice et économie : doctrines anciennes et théories modernes
- Renouveler le patrimoine de la chimie au XXIe siècle
- Working class self-help
- International Congress on Construction History
- Looking for the roots of development in early trade statistics (18th-19th century)
- Stabilité – Instabilité et Croissance dans la Caraïbe du XVIe au XXe siècle
- « Les mondes du technique » au prisme de l’ENET-ENSET-ENS Cachan. Formation, recherche, sociologies et environnements (XIXe-XXIe siècles)
- Organiser les marchés agricoles : Y a t-il un modèle de l’Office du blé ?
- Le rail à toute(s) vitesse(s) - Deux siècles de vitesse sur rail, trente ans de grandes vitesses
- Un ingénieur, des ingénieurs : expansion ou fragmentation ? Nouveaux regards et approches comparées
- Les silos : un patrimoine à inventer
- Histoire des régulations environnementales
- La documentation pour l'histoire du commerce des matières premières
- Le prix de la mort
- Aux bords du champ. Agricultures et sociétés