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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
163 Ireland 10th January 2020 March 2020
164 Damp 6th March 2020 May 2020
165 Food and Drink 8th May 2020 July 2020
166 Annual School 10th July 2020 September 2020
167 Oxford 11th September 2020 November 2020

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:

IHBC Business Office: IHBC, Jubilee House, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA Tel 01747 873133
Fax 01747 871718

Email admin@ihbc.org.uk

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
November 2019

Post-war new towns in Germany
Michael Asselmeyer

Socialist realism in a post-war Czechoslovak new town
Andrew McClelland

The complex heritage of French new towns
Frédéric Theulé

Saving new town heritage
Bob Colenutt and Sabine Coady Schaebitz

The return of garden towns and garden villages
Katie Parsons

Harlow and its civic society
Tony Evans

Capturing the significance of a designed city
Simon Peart

Community matters: Lewes Neighbourhood Plan
Michael Scammell

Controversy at the Commandery and other tales
Tegan Cornah, Tim Cornah, Emily Hathaway and Sheena Payne Lunn

Historic steel-framed windows
Sophie Godfraind

Architecturally speaking: A hundred years of the Bauhaus
Tanja Poppelreuter

The 2019 IHBC Yearbook

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