A broad range of topics will be breached during the congress. For the first time, general open sessions as well as special thematic sessions will be organized. The open sessions will cover a wide variety of typical topics related to all aspects of Construction History. The thematic sessions were selected after a call for sessions: they highlight the latest themes, approaches and directions in construction history research, and foster transnational and interdisciplinary collaboration and discussion on burning issues.
The congress focusses on the history of building construction and although the cross-over with other disciplines is strongly stimulated the congress will not take papers which focus solely on the history of technology, architectural history, architectural theory and conservation and repair.
In the open sessions, the following topics can be treated:
The papers can cover 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 buildings; Residential buildings; Public buildings; Religious buildings; Stadiums and pavilions; Military construction; Infrastructure and public works).
In parallel with the open sessions, thematic sessions will be organized. These themes have been suggested by the session chairs, who share the scientific responsibility of these sessions with the Scientific Committee.
Sixth International Congress on Construction History 2018
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