What is evidence in architectural history today? How has our definition of evidence changed as new archives, methods of research, and areas of scholarship have emerged? How have digital media altered what we consider evidence and the ways we employ it for scholarship? The word evidence can refer to an outward sign or indication, or it can refer to something that furnishes proof, that has legal status in determining the truth of a matter. These disparate concepts of evidence inform our scholarly practices, yet we often fail to reflect on the implications of linking evidence to form or to truth.

This issue contains four Field Notes that appraise the status of evidence in architectural history. The authors approach evidence from diverse positions and perspectives, considering the digital humanities, race, narrative, and photography. They ask questions about what we define as evidence, how and where we find evidence, how we give...

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