Do you have a great syllabus for Vernacular Architecture? Would you love to share and exchange ideas? The Education Committee of the VAF is making a call for new and revised syllabi for the VAF Syllabus Exchange. Please send submissions to Sam Palfreyman for posting on the VAF web.
Editor’s note: I am not only the editor of VAN but also a junior faculty member at the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Historic Preservation. In my first four years teaching I have designed or revamped multiple classes to integrate the ideas and skills of vernacular architecture studies in the classroom and in the field, and I don’t think I could have done this without the amazing generosity of VAF members. I have used the syllabus exchange to be inspired by methods, approaches, and readings that are being used at schools around the country. This resource has felt like I have all of VAF as mentors to me and my students. So please share your syllabi so that we can continue this wonderful exchange of ideas. Thanks! Christine Henry