As part of an ongoing effort to advance conversations on critical contemporary issues in JSAH, this issue features a roundtable exploring ways to decolonize the spatial history of the Americas, curated by guest editor Fernando Luiz Lara. What Frameworks Should We Use to Read the Spatial History of the Americas? includes an introductory essay by Lara, followed by contributions by Arijit Sen, Wanda Dalla Costa and Shawna Cunningham, Magdalena Novoa, Felipe Hernández, Juan Luis Burke, María Gonzáles Pendás, and Bryan E. Norwood.

Historians have long regarded Louis Savot as a physician who, having given up medical practice, became a dilettante polymath and published L’architecture françoise des bastimens particuliers (1624), a manual for builders and a reference book. Yet these scholars never question the practical sources of L’architecture or the actual circumstances of its author’s life. In That the Best Physician Is Also an Architect: Medicine and...

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