Dr Emma Wells

Dr Emma Wells

Emma J. Wells is an historian of ecclesiastical and architectural history at the University of York, and the author of many publications, including Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles, which was lauded as “a beautifully written and hugely useful book” by Oxford art historian and broadcaster Dr Janina Ramirez. Her next book is Heaven On Earth: The Lives & Legacies of the World’s Greatest Cathedrals.

After receiving a Distinction in the MA in Buildings Archaeology, which followed a BA (Hons) in History of Art, both from the University of York, Emma was awarded a PhD from Durham University for which she was the 2011-12 British Archaeological Association Ochs Scholar and recipient of the Society Church Archaeology Research Grant.

Emma is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA), and sits on the Academic Advisory Board of the Centre for Parish Church Studies. She is also a broadcaster and regularly writes for popular magazines, such as BBC History and History Today.