Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

The leading journal on the built environment

Current Issue:
Volume 73 No 2 June 2014

JSAH is a blind-peer reviewed international journal devoted to all aspects of the history of the built environment and spatial practice, including architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and city planning. Published since 1941, JSAH has defined the field of architectural history and is a pioneer in digital publication. We seek articles that are historically rigorous, conceptually sophisticated, and theoretically innovative. Our scope is global.

JSAH simultaneously publishes two editions, in print and online. As the leading English-language journal on the built environment, each issue of JSAH offers four to five scholarly articles on national and international topics, reviews of recently-published books, multimedia productions and architecture exhibitions, field notes and editorials that place the discipline of architectural history within a larger intellectual inter-disciplinary context.  

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SAH members: Visit the full site to access JSAH Online (current issues and the JSAH archive, 1941-present)

JSAH Editors


Prof. Swati Chattopadhyay
Department of History of Art and Architecture
University of California, Santa Barbara
Arts 1234 
Santa Barbara, California 93106-7080 

Editor Designate
From Sep 1, 2013 (manuscripts submitted on Sep 1, 2013 onward will be reviewed by the editor designate):

Patricia Morton
History of Art Department
University of California, Riverside
232 Arts Building
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521 -0319

Book Review Editors

To submit a book for review, please send it to the appropriate book review editor:

North and South America:

Editor Designate
From March 2014

Joanna Merwood-Salisbury
School of Constructed Environments
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011


William Littmann
California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Pre-1750 Europe, Africa, and Asia:

Editor Designate
From June 2014

John Senseney
School of Architecture
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
117 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
611 Lorado Taft Drive, MC-621
Champaign, Illinois 61820


Prof. Jesús Escobar
Department of Art History
Northwestern University
1880 Campus Drive, Kresge 3-400
Evanston, IL 60208-2208

Post-1750 Europe, Africa, and Asia:

Editor Designate
From March 2014

Steven Nelson
Department of Art History
100 Dodd Hall
405 N. Hilgard Ave.
University of California, Los Angeles
CA 90095-1417


Prof. Patricia Morton
History of Art Department
University of California, Riverside
232 Arts Building
Riverside, CA 92521 -0319

Exhibition Reviews:

Editor Designate
From June 2014

Leslie Topp
Department of History of Art and Screen Media
Birkbeck College 
University of London
43-46 Gordon Square
London WC1H 
United Kingdom


Prof. Kathleen James-Chakraborty 
School of Art History and Cultural Policy 
University College Dublin 
Belfield, Dublin 4 

Multimedia and Website Reviews: 


Dr. Kazys Varnelis
Director, Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University
40 Fairfield Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Managing Editor:

Mary Byers
723 Pierce Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413