Student Spotlight: VAF Conference Features PhD Student Travis Olson

PhD student Travis Olson will be delivering his research on Eastern European settlement in North Dakota at the virtual Vernacular Architecture Forum’s 2020 conference in a 1:00pm session entitled The Architecture of Agriculture. His paper is titled “Bracing Against the Prairie Winds: The Estonian Farmsteads of Stark County, North Dakota” and focuses on the interrelation of architectural and environmental history in the formation of early twentieth century farmsteads in Western North Dakota.