Deadline Extended to November 10th, 2019

The Vernacular Architecture Forum invites paper and poster proposals for its 41st Annual Conference, Vernacular Landscapes of San Antonio and Central Texas, May 6 to May 9, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. The paper and poster sessions will be on Saturday, May 9. They may address topics relating to vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide and how people use these sites. Submissions on all relevant topics are welcome. We encourage papers and posters focusing on vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes of Texas, as well as issues of displacement, migration, acculturation, revival architecture, and African Americans in slavery and freedom in borderlands.  

Students and young professionals may apply for the Pamela H. Simpson Presenter’s Fellowships offering support of up to $500 to presenting papers at VAF’s annual conference.

Your paper proposal and c.v. should be emailed as a PDF attachment to

Submit poster proposals via the Google Form: 

Email questions to Brent Fortenberry:

For more detailed instructions, see

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