2023 Call for Bishir Prize Nominations
Nominations are due Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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. The Bishir Prize was awarded for the first time in 2012.
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. Please note that essays published as chapters in a book are also eligible if the volume is peer-reviewed, published within the time parameters specified, and the research presented in the essay is new. Anthologized collections are not eligible.
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. Entries may come from any discipline concerned with vernacular architecture studies. Articles should be based on primary research, break new ground in interpretation or methodology, and contribute to the intellectual vitality of these fields.
Peer reviewed articles published Jan. 1, 2021 or later will be eligible for nomination for the 2023 Prize.
To nominate an article or self-nominate please submit the following:
The deadline for nominations for the 2023 Bishir Prize is Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
Nomination materials should be submitted to the Catherine W. Bishir Prize Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org