Introduction to the Wide Street Commissioners
Published on 13th June 2022
Watch John Montague's presentation to the Dublin Transcription Project on May 24th 2022.
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For our first webinar, we were delighted to welcome Dr. John Montague to speak to us about the Wide Streets Commission.
Dr John Montague is Associate Professor of Architecture, in the College of Architecture, Art and Design, at the American University of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. He has published on the urban history of Dublin, on John Rocque’s maps, and on Irish architectural history. He has worked as a consultant historian on numerous conservation projects in Ireland. He is doing important research on the works of the Wide Streets Commission, and is currently working on the draft of a book titled The Maps and Drawings of the Wide Streets Commissioners.
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