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Context is the journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation which represents professionals working in the historic built environment in the UK. It is published five times a year and is distributed to Institute members and to a range of other subscribers. Context informs readers about developments in professional practice and the management of the historic environment and provides a forum for discussing issues of professional concern.

Context is edited by Rob Cowan. All enquiries should be directed to: editor@ihbc.org.uk Context is published five times a year.

Guidance for contributors to Context
Notes for authors
Notes for book reviewers

Publication schedule
Number Theme Copy submission deadline Publication Date
159 Technical - Building Services 8th March 2019 May 2019
160 Second World War 10th May 2019 July 2019
161 Annual School 12th July 2019 September 2019
162 New Towns 13th September 2019 November 2019

Editorial Board meetings, last Friday of the month
Friday 22 February, Birmingham
Friday 26 April, London
Friday 26 July, Birmingham
Friday 27 September, London
Friday 29 November, Birmingham

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The IHBC is a registered charity and exists to promote our charitable objectives. Context is sent to individuals who are not members of the IHBC only when they subscribe to the charity. Subscriber rates are the same as membership rates, and benefits include, as well as Context, the IHBC's annual review, the IHBC Yearbook. Subscribers are strongly encouraged to sign up to Gift Aid to support the IHBC's charitable activities. No concessionary rates are available to subscribers. To join as a subscriber please contact admin@ihbc.org.uk.

Context is made available to corporate bodies (libraries; educational bodies etc) at a corporate subscription rate, including postage of: United Kingdom £60; Elsewhere £90.

Subscription orders together with cheques made payable to the 'Institute of Historic Building Conservation' should be sent to the:

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Context on-line archive
The articles from Context are published on a searchable on-line archive six months after publication. To visit the archive click here.

To advertise appropriate products and services in Context, please contact our publisher Cathedral Communications on context@cathcomm.co.uk, 01747 871717. Full details


Cover of
March 2019

Highland and Islands

Articles include:

Immersed, charmed and inspired on conservation’s front line
Tom Hunter

Taking the breath away
Cliff Hague

Celebrating these pinnacles of prehistoric building
Kenneth McElroy

Lord Leverhulme’s Hebridean experiment
Susan RabeĢ

Re-thatching a Hebridean blackhouse
Matthew Withey

Orkney gables in a changing climate
Jessica Hunnisett

Engaging communities in our Highlands and Islands
Dawn McDowell

New architecture of Scotland’s west coast
Fiona Newton

In search of Highland manses
Andrew Millar

The cost and the value of heritage
Steven Tolson

Out of the mists and myths of the past
Jane Houlton

Bring on the conservation team
Roger Evans

Architecturally speaking
Nick Corbett

Community matters
Heather Alcock and Lizzie Heywood

The 2018 IHBC Yearbook

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