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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
154 Technical 9th March 2018 4th May 2018
155 Social Science and Humanities 11th May 2018 6th July 2018
156 Annual School 13th July 2018 7th September 2018
157 Europe 14th September 2018 9th November 2018

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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.

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Cover of
March 2018

Articles include:

All change for planning and historic environment law
Charles Mynors

Building conservation matters in the Isle of Man
Chris Thomas

10,000 years of settlement
Edmund Southworth

From blackhouse to Baillie Scott
Patricia Tutt

A pattern of building
Patricia Tutt

The island in context
Catriona Mackie

Island of architecture
Catriona Mackie

The TT Races and the landscape
Matthew Richardson

Celebrating the Sea Terminal Building
Ashley Pettit

Bringing Peggy home
Steve Blackford

A new view of the Quarterdeck
Steve Blackford

Armitage Rigby, the overlooked architect
Peter Kelly

Saving St James’s Priory
Sandra Manley

Parallel professions: archaeology and conservation
Rob Lennox

Local listing in Leicester
Stuart Bailey

The 2018 IHBC Yearbook

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