ISVS-12 in 2023:Bangkok, Thailand

Vernacular Built-environments: Towards a Sustainable Future

ISVS 12 will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Silpakorn University. It is going to be a great event. We are returning to East Asia after quite sometime and will offer great opportunities to experience culture, people and meet old friends and of course academic exchanges. Do join us and keep the dates free. It will be from 8-12 November 2023

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ISVS-11 held in 2022: Navrachna University, Vadodara, India

ISVS-11 took place on the 30th September 2022 at the Navrachna Univesrity, Gujrat, India. The keynote speakers were Prof. Ranjith Dayaratne of Sri Lanka, and Prof. Habib Khan and Architect Sandeep Virmani of India. It was one of the most successful events of the ISVS with a large number of participants and papers presented. ISVS 11 took place while the city celebrated the Navrathri festival, which is a unique traditional event in Gujrat. The participants walked to the city one night where the festival took place and watched the street-dancing. On the final day, there was a Navrathri festival at the University grounds and it was a spectacular event with all the participants dandcing to celebrate Navrathri. ISVS is thankful to Prof. Pratyush Shanker and his team for the great event. The theme of the Conference was Potency of the Vernacular Settlements. 80 papers were presented on the theme. They were all illuminating and thought provoking as usual.

ISVS-10 held in 2021:Bhopal, India

Domesticity in the Vernacular Settlements

ISVS-10 was held at the Bhopal, India. It was largely an online event, because of the Covid -19. However, it examined the very theme of the day: being home-bound. Themed 'Redomestication of the world after the Pandemic, it revisited the origins and manifestations of domesticity in vernacular settlements. Despite being online and on-site, it was a great event again with a 6 day workshop offered by Prof. Miki Desai from Ahmedabad.

Invitation: Submit Research Papers to the ISVS e-journal

ISVS e-journal invites scholars dealing with the Vernacular Settlements in particuar and architecture, social and cultural aspects of human settlements, visual and performing Arts, history and conservation in general to submit papers for the forthcoming issues. ISVS e-journal is published monthly since 2023 and has been indexed by Scopus since 2016. The reviews of papers will reach the authors in 2-3 weeks and the authors will be guided to develop the papers to the expected standards; In other words, rejection rate is low; We help the authors to develop the papers through constructive criticisms and reviews and get the papers published.
Please download the guidelines and the template from this website. Prepare the paper as per the guidelines and send the formatted paper as a word document to or Send to only one email address. Please do not send PDF files.