The New England Chapter of the Vernacular Architecture Forum invites proposals for its Annual Meeting on March 24, 2018 in Sturbridge,Massachusetts. This year’s theme is:The Vernacular at Mid Century, 1930- 1970.
We welcome scholarly papers and presentations on all topics relating to the built environment of the region, landscape, objects, construction technique, and preservation practice. Papers are typically 20 minutes in length and should be analytical rather than descriptive in nature and have a strong visual component.
To propose a paper, please submit an abstract of 400 words describing your topic, methodology, and relationship to the theme of the meeting. Proposals may include up to two images, and should briefly describe the presenter’s professional affiliation(s).
Please submit proposals to VAFnewengland@gmail.com by December 15, 2017. All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt, with presenters notified by January 31, 2018.
Students and early career professionals submitting proposals for the VAF-NE Annual Meeting are also encouraged to concurrently apply for the Richard Greenwood Award. Named in honor of a VAF-NE's past president and active member from the inception of the Chapter, the Greenwood Award provides an honorarium for presenting at the conference to a student or early career professional. To be considered for the Greenwood Award, please include a CV, along with the name and contact information of one academic or professional reference.