On Saturday, 7 November 2020, the New England Chapter of the Vernacular Architecture Forum held its first ever virtual Annual Meeting. The successful program “Current Research by Members of VAF-NE England” featured five interesting and varied presentations for the first half, followed by a forum in the afternoon. Over 100 registrants signed up for the program. See full program.
In addition, the awardee of the Greenwood Award was announced at the meeting. James Kelleher, was awarded the 2020 Greenwood Award for his paper “Framing the Old Colony: Early Plymouth Architecture in Context.” James received his MA this in American Material Culture from the Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware, where he was a Lois F. McNeil Fellow.
The Greenwood Award recognizes papers that emphasize fieldwork, supported by research, and both original and refreshed analysis to topics that include types of buildings, landscapes, and other cultural and historic resources. Eligible candidates for the Greenwood Award are younger scholars no more than five (5) years beyond their terminal degree.
Look for announcements concerning some virtual field trips and the 2021 Annual Meeting.