Welcome to the July 2021 issue of VAN. For those eager to get back to in-person conferences (hooray!), you’ll find details on upcoming calls for papers and the 6th installment of our May 2022 San Antonio tour previews, as well as registration details for two great virtual events to tide us over. Please also note the editorial board of Buildings & Landscapes is seeking applications for an image editor. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Lydia Brandt (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
I’d like to extend a special thanks to Christine Henry who has been at the helm of VAN for the past seven years! Her assistance and advice as I take over the role of editor has been invaluable. I’m excited to carry on her vision for a timely monthly newsletter as well as an in-depth quarterly features edition. I’m especially grateful to have the help of assistant editor Melanie Fuechsel, who will be expanding VAN's reach on social media. We look forward to serving the VAF membership!
Marisa Gomez Nordyke