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The Vernacular Architecture Forum Seeks Nominations for the Bishir Prize

Tuesday, December 01, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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The Vernacular Architecture Forum is seeking nominations for its prestigious article award, the Bishir Prize.The Bishir Prize, named for longtime member and influential scholar Catherine W. Bishir, is awarded annually to the scholarly article from a juried North American publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. In judging the nominated articles, the jurors look for an article that is based on primary research, that breaks new ground in interpretation or methodology, and that contributes generally to the intellectual vitality of vernacular studies. Entries may come from any discipline concerned with vernacular architecture studies. Articles published in the two years prior to the VAF annual conference are eligible for consideration.

Please note that essays published as chapters in a book are also eligible if the volume is peer-reviewed, published within the time parameters specified, and the research presented in the essay is new. Anthologized collections are not eligible.

The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Bishir Prize is December 20, 2015.

To nominate an article please submit the following:

MS Word document providing contact information, publication data (name of book publishing company or title of journal, and date of publication), and a brief statement contextualizing the author(s) and article.

PDF copy of the article.

Nomination materials should be submitted to Paula Lupkin at

Paula Lupkin, chair
Diane Shaw
Erica Allen-Kim

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