The Vernacular Architecture Forum is the premier organization in North America dedicated to the appreciation and study of ordinary buildings and landscapes. Established in 1979, VAF is composed of scholars from many fields, including history, architectural history, geography, anthropology, sociology, landscape history, historic preservation, and material culture studies. It sponsors an annual conference and publications including the journal Buildings & LandscapesMembership is open to all interested individuals and institutions.  Members have access to special content including a membership directory and forum. Becoming a member of VAF or renewing existing membership is easily doneIf you are already a member, login.

Registration has closed for the 2016 Durham VAF conference


Check out the program, browse the papers session for an overview of the new and exciting research. Visit the lodging page to secure hotel or campus accommodations.For more background information on the Durham area please visit our page of historical resources. Remember to use the hashtag #VAFDurham on social media to share your conference experiences.


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