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.
Peer reviewed articles published January 1st 2020 or later will be eligible for nomination for the 2022 prize. The deadline for nominations for the 2022 Bishir Prize is Feb 1, 2022.
To nominate an article or self-nominate please submit the following:
– An MS Word document providing contact information, publication data (title of journal, or name
of book and publishing company if an essay in a larger collection) including date of publication.
– PDF copy of the published article including illustrations.
– A brief statement contextualizing the author(s) and article.
Nomination materials should be submitted to Catherine W. Bishir Prize Committee at [email protected]
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