The Vernacular Architecture Group’s winter conference, normally open to members and their guests only, is this year open to all.
The conference will explore ‘Trans-National Connections – Vernacular Architecture in Britain & Beyond’ and will be held at College Court, University of Leicester, on 7-8 January 2023. Vernacular architecture studies in the UK have often focused on local places and regions within the nations of England, Scotland and Wales. This conference aims to widen our horizons and look at the connections between architecture in Britain and patterns of building in Europe, Scandinavia and across the Atlantic. Speakers will address the theme of building traditions in Britain and their relationship to patterns elsewhere. Papers focusing on Sweden, Dutch houses, France, and the Channel Islands, sit alongside investigations into roof and wall construction in Britain and Europe, and ‘trans-national’ connections within Britain on the Anglo-Welsh and Anglo-Scottish Borders, as well as around the Irish Sea, and in Shetland and the North Atlantic Isles.
We have a packed programme, with 16 talks over two days, including the keynote speech, ‘English’ Building & Landscape in the Northern Atlantic by Matthew Johnson (Northwestern University), author of English houses 1300-1800: Vernacular Architecture, Social Life who will discuss ‘English’ Building & Landscape in the Northern Atlantic.
The full brochure and booking form can be found on the VAG website at https://www.vag.org.uk. The closing date for bookings is 15 December 2022.