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Finola O'Kane Crimmins

BArch, PhD (NUI) Chair of Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee

Professor, School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy UCD

Member PL&AElected in 2017

Member TCD Colonial Legacies Advisory Board, Member RIA Colonial Legacies Advisory Group, Member Irish Architectural Archive, Former Chair RIA Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee, Former editor Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, Former Councillor, European Architectural History Network, Former fellow of Dumbarton Oaks, Former board member of The Irish Georgian Society, Former Member Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. On Council 2022-23, 2024-.

Finola O’Kane-Crimmins is Professor in Architecture at University College Dublin. Her research interests include History of Designed Landscape, Architectural and Landscape Conservation, Architectural History & Theory, Irish Social History, Architectural and Spatial Pedagogy.

Memberships (of Irish Academic organisations)

Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Editor, Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies: Journal of the Irish Georgian Society. International Affiliations (non-Irish organisations eg Member of Academia Europea): Member of the Nominating Committee of the Landscape Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (U.S.) Member of Editorial Board: Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes, (Taylor & Francis / Routledge) ed. J.D. Hunt Member of the Advisory Board, Architectural Histories; The Open Access Journal of the EAHN, ed. Martin Daalbeke

Awards and distinctions (medals, prizes)

2016 J.B. Jackson Book Prize awarded by the American Foundation for Landscape Studies for Ireland and the Picturesque; Design, Landscape Painting and Tourism in Ireland, 1700-1840 (Yale University Press), 2013 2016 SAH [Society of Architectural Historians] Elizabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award, Honorable Mention for Ireland and the Picturesque; Design, Landscape Painting and Tourism in Ireland, 1700-1840 (Yale University Press), 2013 2007 Inaugural J.B. Jackson Book Prize awarded by the American Foundation for Landscape Studies for Landscape Design in Eighteenth-Century Ireland; Mixing Foreign Trees with the Natives, Cork, 2004

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