Alistair John Rowan

Alistair John Rowan
Occupation Academic
Known for Architectural history

Alistair John Rowan is an Irish architectural historian, a professor and author of Irish architectural history and current Professor of History of Art at University College, Cork (U.C.C.).[1]

Rowan was an architectural writer with Country Life before 1967, when he became Lecturer in Fine Art in the University of Edinburgh. Thereafter Rowan became the first professor of the History of Art in University College, Dublin (U.C.D.), and later Principal of Edinburgh College of Art.[1] He was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford for 1988–89.[2]


Rowan has served on the Council of the National Trust for Scotland, on the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland and has been President of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.

Published books

  • Alistair Rowan. North West Ulster: Londonderry, Donegal, Fermanagh, and Tyrone. Buildings of Ireland Series. Dublin: Penguin Books, 1979. (ISBN 978-0-300-09667-5)
  • Christine Casey and Alistair John Rowan. North Leinster: the Counties of Longford, Louth, Meath and Westmeath. Buildings of Ireland Series. London: Penguin Books, 1993. ( ISBN 978-0-300-09668-2)[3]


  1. ^ a b Official Website [The Royal Institution of Great Britain Archived 26 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine] (Accessed 19 December 2010)
  2. ^ "Oxford Slade Professors, 1870–present" (PDF). University of Oxford. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  3. ^ Google Books (Accessed 19 December 2010)

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