Welcome to the Winter 2018 issue of VAN. The first issue in the new year is packed with useful information including calls for papers and panels and information on a special tribute event for Dell Upton to be held this spring. Featured in this issue is the upcoming annual meeting A Shared Heritage: Urban and Rural Experience on the Banks of the Potomac coming in May 2018. Members have shared wonderful news of publications, exciting fieldwork recently completed, and updates from the New England Chapter. Two in-depth articles include reflections from last year’s Access Awardee and a technical article on the use of dendrochronology and AMS carbon-14 dating. To round out the issue is the newest bibliography packed with useful resources that span the disciplines that contribute to vernacular architecture studies. Thanks as always for the contributions to the newsletter, please keep them coming!
Christine Henry, Newsletter Editor