Welcome to the Fall 2018 issue of VAN. In the news category, we have a special article about the renaming of a building at Washington and Lee University in honor of Pamela Simpson.
The Fall issue includes plenty of useful information such as calls for nominations for board members and various VAF awards. In addition, there is a call for papers for the upcoming annual meeting in Philadelphia in late May, 2019, an announcement of a VAF NE Chapter event in October, a job announcement and a call for abstracts.
The member news section is packed with updates from members about the great work they have been doing writing, researching, and teaching, as well as three profiles of VAF board members. There is a featured essay from the 2018 VAF Access Awardee and two field note essays, one from the University of Oregon and one from McGill University.
To round out the issue we have our bibliography packed with useful resources that span the disciplines that contribute to vernacular architecture studies.
Thanks as always for the contributions to the newsletter. Happy Reading!
Christine Henry, Newsletter Editor