Welcome to the Summer Issue of VAN. Feel free to use this link if you just want to scroll through all the stories directly on the website, or take a look below for highlights of the issue with links directly to each story. And don’t forget, if you want to see a caption just put your cursor on the image. This summer issue is overflowing with great updates, opportunities, resources and articles.
Featured in this issue are reports and reflections from the annual conference “Landscapes of Succession” held in Philadelphia May 29-June 1 where we hosted two Access Awardees, three groups of student Ambassadors, and celebrated awards (link) for publications, advocacy, and achievements. The VAF board also adopted a mission statement at the meeting, and a new President, Claire Dempsey, began her term in office.
Members have also shared wonderful news of publications, fellowships, and retirements. In publications news, the Summer Bibliography is packed with useful resources that contribute to vernacular studies. If you are thinking of contributing to the scholarly conversation, consider submitting to the VAF Journal Buildings & Landscapes. Thanks as always for the contributions to the newsletter, please keep them coming!
Christine Henry, Newsletter Editor