Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians


The leading journal on the built environment

The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 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.

simultaneously publishes two editions, on paper 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. Subscriptions to JSAH are a benefit of membership in the Society of Architectural Historians. Access to JSAH and JSAH Online places you at the cutting edge of discourse on the built environment.

Sample Article

"Death in Motion: Funeral Processions in the Roman Forum" by Diane Favro and Christopher Johanson

SAH Members

Access JSAH Online (current issues and JSAH archive 1941-present) by logging in to the SAH website and following the link above.

Submit to JSAH

Tutorials for Submitting to JSAH Online: 

Supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, JSAH has created video tutorials to guide authors through the basics of using some of the new media capacities of JSAH Online: three-dimensional modeling/Google Maps integration, videos, and panoramic photography. All videos were made with the help of Chris Cook and Prof. David Brownlee at the University of Pennsylvania. To watch full screen, click on the arrows on the bottom right of the video. 

How to Prepare 3D Models for JSAH Online

How to Prepare Videos for JSAH Online 

How to Prepare Panoramic Photographs for JSAH Online 

JSAH Editorial Advisory Committee

Four-year terms 2014-2017 (until 2017)
Dell Upton, UCLA 
Annabel Wharton, Duke

Three-year terms 2014-2016 (until 2016)
Heghnar Watenpaugh, UC Davis
Keith Eggener, University of Oregon

Two-year terms 2014-2015 (until 2015)
Anthony Gerbino, Manchester University
E. G. Daves Rossell, Savannah College of Art and Design

One-year terms 2014 (until 2014)
Carla Keyvanian, Auburn University
Christopher Wilson, Ringling College of Art + Design

JSAH Editors


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 editor designate for the appropriate area:

North and South America

Joanna Merwood-Salisbury
School of Architecture
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Europe, Africa, and Asia to 1750

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

Europe, Africa, and Asia from 1750

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

Exhibitions Review Editor

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

Multimedia Review Editor

Dr. Kazys Varnelis
Director, Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University
265  Highland Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07043

Managing Editor

Mary Byers
723 Pierce Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413