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Anngret Simms

Anngret Simms is an editorial board member of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, a research project of the Royal Irish Academy. She is Professor Emeritus of Historical Geography at University College Dublin. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Jointly with Howard Clarke she represents Ireland on the International Commission for the History of Towns, where she serves as a convener of the atlas working group. Her main research interest is the comparative history of towns in western (Ireland) and central Europe. She is author of Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 4, Kells (1990) with Katharine Simms and joint editor (with Howard B. Clarke) of Lords and towns in Medieval Europe (2015).

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