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January 4th, 2022

Call for Nominations: 2022 Catherine W. Bishir Prize (deadline 1-2-2022)

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 (Anthologized collections are not eligible).

Call for Nominations
Does your work contribute to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes? Have you published a scholarly article on the subject in the last two calendar years? You may be eligible for the Bishir Prize from the Vernacular Architecture Forum. Peer reviewed articles published January 1st 2020 or later will be eligible for nomination for the 2022
prize. The deadline for nominations for the 2022 Bishir Prize is Feb 1, 2022.

To nominate an article or self-nominate please submit the following:
– An MS Word document providing contact information, publication data (title of journal, or name of book and publishing company if an essay in a larger collection) including date of publication.
– PDF copy of the published article including illustrations.
– A brief statement contextualizing the author(s) and article.

Nomination materials should be submitted to Catherine W. Bishir Prize Committee at bishirprize@vafweb.org.

Please find the complete call and details here: https://vafweb.wildapricot.org/Call-for-Bishir-Nominations